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Up coming Maturango Musuem events

“Out of the Past” Reception Sunday, August 6, 2 – 4 pm

Maturango Museum Ridgecrest–  The museum appreciates Mark Pahuta’s and Liz Babcock’s hard work and dedication to preserving the history of Ridgecrest and the surrounding area. Enjoy the exhibit and visit with these two extraordinary people on Sunday, August 6, from 2 pm to 4 pm. This is an excellent time to look at the “Out of the Past” exhibit, visit Mark and Liz, sign your book, and enjoy some summer refreshments!

Free Saturday, August 12: Insects and make our own bug craft activity 11 am – 2 pm

Glen Harris will talk about insects and show lots of specimens.

Make your bug, too.

Pizza Factory and Beanster’s Espresso Fundraiser

All day, Wednesday, August 9.


Annual Auction and Dinner 2023

Saturday, September 30 — Kerr-McGee Center — Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Please make a difference…and have a great time doing it.

   We are accepting donations of all kinds for the auction. Big or small, every donation helps.

Smaller items (like gift cards) can be combined to create a unique auction item. We make some fantastic gift baskets.

   Your donation is tax-deductible.

   The donation deadline (so we can prepare the auction catalog) is Friday, September 22.

   If you would like to donate something for the auction or you have any questions about becoming a sponsor or attending the 2023 Annual Auction and Dinner, please get in touch with Debbie Benson () or Julie Stephens () at 760-375-6900

•Robin Ray’s Presentation on Her Two Books: Saturday, August 5, 4 pm

•Free Saturday, August 12, 11 am – 2 pm.

•“Synopsis of Four Visiting Artists” Video: Thursday, August 17, 6:30 pm.

•“Out of the Past” exhibit; ongoing through Oct 31.

•“Artistic Water-Wise Landscape” Exhibit ongoing through Oct 31

•Patrick Crabb Ceramics “Glyphs from the Earth” Exhibit ongoing through August 19.

Maturango Museum is open every day 10 am – 5 pm, except Sunday from noon – 4 pm.