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Valley Center Museum seeks donor pledge

May 28, 2014
The campaign to raise funds for an expansion of the Valley Center History Museum is nearing a successful conclusion, but the museum is seeking a person or business to match a $10,000 pledge that was made by a local resident.

With the combined monies on hand, the museum will be in a position to begin preliminary construction to add 50 percent more space to its existing building. Museum president Earl Brown said the facility, which opened in 2003, has been forced to place many of its popular exhibits in storage due to lack of space.

An estimated 30,000 guests have visited the museum over the past decade. A sign-in log shows that visitors have come from 48 states and more than 40 countries around the world.

Anyone willing to match all or part of the $10,000 pledge is asked to contact Brown or museum treasurer Nicky Lovejoy. All contributions are tax deductible as the museum is recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit organization.

The history museum is at 29200 Cole Grade Road and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call (760) 749-2993.

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