Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Swinging on a Star

-by the Interim Head Curator

The weather is changing, turkeys are flying off shelves, Christmas decorations are going up, so we know what you're thinking about: what are the plans for New Year's Eve?

 This New Year's Eve will be the first annual primary fundraiser for the Imperial Valley Desert Museum.  Our party, a dress-to-impress dinner and dance themed "Swinging on a Star", is going to be the place to be for New Year's Eve!

December 31 at the Barcelona Event Center (330 Wake Ave, El Centro, CA) will be a magnificent evening, complete with a fabulous meal, dancing 'til 1am, a photo booth, party favors and more!  

Dinner: 7-9pm      Dance: 9pm-1am

Tickets are only $100 (for 2) and include dinner, the dance, and a bottle of bubbly (non-alcoholic available).  All proceeds go to the Museum's general operations fund.  Tickets can be purchased from: 

Tickets are limited, get them before they're gone!
Questions? Call Susan Farrar: 760-623-8015 or the IVDM Society: ivdmuseum@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cattle Call Farmer's Market

This is the first year the museum was part of Brawley's Cattle Call events. We set up in the kids corner and worked with about 82 students from 6 - 16 years.

One student remembered his fourth grade field trip 2 years ago and stayed to make a really nice pot. It seemed like a lot of kids were engaged enough to work for a long time, trying to get their pot shaped just right. A lot succeeded, and a lot of others are willing to keep trying at our next event. 

A big thanks to Lorraine Pritchett for donating the clay, which makes these types of events possible.