The expansion of the museum was a leap of faith for our community, who voted for it as part of Measure E, a bond issue in 2004 that brought about a complete renovation of the Modesto Junior College campus. The opening is certainly not the end of the story; there is an outdoor education center that needs to be completed, and the expanded exhibits will need additional employees and volunteers to provide logistical support and interpretive activities. And that's why I'm writing about the museum today.
On Saturday, January 17th, the museum is offering A Night at the Museum Gala as a major fund-raising effort. The evening will include tours, programs, a wine social, and dinner. The donation per person will be $150, which can be given on line at
If you are interested, please see the information below...
Go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1442751 and select your preferred method of payment, Credit card or PayPalFill in all the required information.
- At the section where it says "I want my donation to be designated toward:", click on:"Select an option,"
- Scroll down the list until you reach the GVM Gala section and select the level of
support you'd like.
- At the bottom of the page, click on the big blue, "DONATE NOW."