Richmond museum fundraiser to support educational tours for youth

Richmond museum fundraiser to support educational tours for youth
Photo via GoFundMe fundraiser

By Molly Myman

An online fundraiser seeks to support a Richmond Museum of History & Culture program that invites K-12 students to educator-guided tours of the museum.

It’s part of the museum’s goal to “bring every child in Richmond to the museum before they graduate high school.”

Along with the tour, the educator can also guide students in complementary educational activities tailored to the State of California History-Social Studies curriculum, “so that it [complements] what the students are learning in the classroom,” according to the museum.

Donations to this fundraiser will additionally help maintain the museum’s enrichment program, a weekly drop-in opportunity centered around arts and culture in the community. This year’s program theme, Aspiring Historian, will give young people the chance to explore the world of museums and public history.

To donate, visit the GoFundMe here.

The Richmond Museum of History & Culture was founded over 60 years ago by the Richmond Museum Association, an organization aiming to protect and share the history of Contra Costa County. The museum features temporary exhibits and special events in addition to its permanent collection, all located within a Carnegie Library constructed in 1910 at 400 Nevin Ave.

The permanent exhibit gallery includes historical documents, photographs, artifacts and the like which depict Richmond’s history during the prehistoric period, Spanish/Mexican period, early American/Industrialist period, WWII and post-war periods, and in the present day. The museum’s collection is also available to the public for research purposes. Click here to learn more.