Big Bear Valley Historical Museum in Immediate Need of Funds

By Susan A. Neufeld

Big Bear Valley, CA – The Big Bear Valley Historical Museum is in critical need of funds. Due to the expected closure of the main parking lot, they need a budget to hire contractors and expand their parking at the Greenway entrance.

The Big Bear Valley Historical Museum is hoping to raise $500,000. All Funds go directly to the Museum.

The Airport is going to close off the parking lot at the Museum for their safety zone. This will be a major blow to the Museum and could put them out of business.

The all volunteer Museum provides a valley-wide benefit to both children and adults. By preserving the past, we preserve a rich heritage for our future generations.

The Big Bear Valley Historical Society was founded in November 1967, by a small group of people who wished to preserve the colorful part of this high mountain valley. It’s an organization of people dedicated to preserving the rich history of the area and promoting an appreciation of its colorful and diverse heritage.

In addition to hosting historical tours and featured speakers, the Society operates a Historical Museum with an extensive collection of artifacts, featuring exhibits from the indigenous Serrano Indians, the gold mining era, cowboys and cattle ranching, logging, fox farming and early winter sports.

In order to be ready for the Memorial Day Weekend opening, the funds are needed immediately. It just takes a moment to assure the Museum will always be there for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

There has been a Go Fund Me account set up. Just click on charities Big Bear City,  to donate.  You can also mail your donations to Big Bear Valley Historical Society. P.O. Box 513, Big Bear City, CA 92314.

For more information call (909) 585-8100.