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  • Science Explorer's Club
  • Volunteer Training
  • Musings On Membership
  • Extended Museum Hours

Summer Edition 2001

Museum News and Briefs

Extended Museum Hours During Summer

This is the 2nd year the museum has been open to the public. More and more school groups, youth organizations, adult groups and families are utilizing our facility and services, and are always quick to comment on the kind attention and good feelings they get from our staff and volunteers. In an effort to be an even greater resource to our community, we are extending the museum's open hours for the summer months.

The Museum will be open 4 days per week from July 1 - September 1. Beginning July 1 the museum will be open to the public Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 4 pm. We are also willing to make special arrangements and/or appointments for visitors so please call the museum at (805) 614-0806 if you would like to visit the museum on another day.



The Natural History Museum is looking for a donation of office equipment from generous individuals or businesses. At this time we have a need for a 35 mm carousel slide projector and a four-drawer filing cabinet. These items are very important to us but we cannot fit them into our budget. Please contact us at (805) 614-0806 if you are able to make a donation. The museum depends upon your generosity to provide better service to our community.



During the 2000 Grapes and Grain Festival the Natural History Museum sold raffle tickets to our visitors as a fundraiser. Here are the winners:

* Richard Chenowith won a painting by Frank Gray

* Paloma Nieto won a painting by Jackie Petrasich

* Hall, Hurley and Deutsch Architect Company won an engraved bottle of wine by TLC Glass and filled by Rideau Vinery from Santa Ynez

Congratulations to our winners!!! And thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. We appreciate your support.



The Natural History Museum would like to thank Ms. Becky Hoban who donated the bird nests and Mr. Glenn Van Houten who donated amazing collections from his exploration. We also would like to thank Mr. Dave Long for giving us great ideas about writing the article about Seashore and Sealife.


Board of Directors

Ann Kemper - President

Soma Baldwin - President

Dean Wineman - 1st Vice President

Gary Prober - Secretary

Bill Orndorff - Treasurer

Dave Francis

Georgia Schrager

Virginia Souza

Bob Sharon

Ron Vilarino & Therese Brady

Caroline Woods

Charles Stauffer

Ron Nanning

Advisory Board

John Sterling

Larry Bell

Frank Ortiz

Richard Block

Angelica Gutierrez

Jeff Foote

Robert Gurba

Hugo Lara

Pat Eggleton

Jack Swords


Kelly K. White-Executive Director

Endah D Redjeki-Office Manager


The Natural History Museum Membership Application

We cordially invite you to become a member of the Museum. Your membership will help support the Museum's programs for the benefit of the community of the Santa Maria Valley. Name__________________________________Phone_________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ City____________________________________State_______________Zip_________


____California Quail $20-$99 ____Meadowlark $100-$499 ____California Condor $2000+

____Scrub Jay (Family Membership)$45 ____Golden Eagle $500-$1999

All members receive the quarterly newsletter Meadowlark, and advance notice of special events and activities. Watch for new Meadowlark member benefits.

_____I have enclosed $_________ for my membership.

_____Please accept an additional donation of $_________ to help fund educational programs, exhibits and special projects at the Museum.

_____I would like make a donation of $_________ to the Botanical Garden project fund.

_____Please contact me about volunteering.

Please return this form to: The Natural History Museum, P.O.Box 5254, Santa Maria, CA 93456


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