The Ventura Gem & Mineral Society (a nonprofit educational organization affiliated with the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies) has established the Ray Meisenheimer Memorial Museum, home to the Bruno & Opal Benson Fossil Collection and varied educationally oriented exhibits.
Located in Ojai, this small, one-room museum is open by advance appointment only (usually on weekends), with first priority going to school and Scouting groups. Several of our exhibits and hands-on collections have been set up specifically to match California earth science curriculum standards for elementary and high school students as well as to help Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts earn merit badges related to geology. For more infomation, call or email VGMS President Jim Brace-Thompson, (805) 659-3577, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the VGMS, visit www.vgms.org.