Antelope Valley Rural Museum Fundraiser

  • Dates: September 29, 2018
  • Location: Antelope Valley Rural Museum
  • Address: 2551 W. Ave. H, Lancaster, CA 93536
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: $40 each; Parking: FREE

Antelope Valley Rural Museum Fundraiser

This is IT! We’re ready to break ground for our NEW, 10,000 square foot Museum in 2018! The fundraiser begins at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Antelope Valley Rural Museum (AVRM). Teriyaki chicken & pulled pork catered by Friends of the Fair – delicious! Raffle items and the Swapp handcrafted bench winner will be announced! Great friends, music and raffles. Don’t miss this fun event! See any of the AVRM directors for tickets – just $40 each.

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Come to the “PARTY” and help us grow! If you cannot attend, maybe you can donate the price of a couple of tickets and the amount you might spend on raffle tickets.  Every dollar matters.  Yes we have raised our initial goal for our share of Phase I of our new building, but that doesn’t mean we can stop fundraising

Progress:  Antelope Valley Engineering is nearly finished with our plans.  To date we have paid nearly $40,000 of the estimated $75,000 cost for plans and engineering.  Last month we had an unexpected request for soils reports and compaction testing which will cost over $3,000. It seems that as we go through this planning process of deciding what we want to have and what we have to include, we find it is a great deal easier spending the money than raising it.  Aside from the obvious construction costs, we pay substantial annual fees for Liability, Workers Compensation (yes, we do have to insure our volunteer workers), and Auto insurances.  Preserving Antelope Valley’s history has consumed nearly 30,000 volunteer hours and tens of thousands of dollars for storage fees, archiving materials, lumber, glass, and hardware for display cabinetry, as well as maintenance and restoration costs for our vehicles and farm equipment exhibits.

Fundraising is not FUN. Most of our Board Members find it difficult to keep asking our family, friends and the community to keep giving.  But we also know that if the museum stops growing, the museum dies.  So please forgive us for asking for help, and try to understand why we must keep trying.

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Antelope Valley Rural Museum Fundraiser