Angels Camp Museum Foundation Past Campaigns
2021 - 2022
Mining & Ranching Building (aka Pole Barn) Campaign Results
The Pole Barn campaign was the foundation’s first digital fundraising effort, and it launched in the Fall of 2021 with a goal of raising $25K. The campaign was launched in order to:
During the final fundraising push made during Giving Tuesday in November 2022, we raised $4,100 for a total raised of $21,105 over the course of the campaign.
The Museum continues to use these funds to make the improvements mentioned above, many of which have already been completed. The result is truly impressive, and if you have not visited the Mining & Ranching exhibits recently, you really should! You’ll be delighted at our progress!
Jumping Frog Jubilee Exhibit
The Angels Camp Museum Foundation was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation to support plans for a newly imagined Jumping Frog Jubilee exhibit. The grant will go towards redesigning the exhibit inside the main building of the museum and includes the addition of a new, interactive outdoor installation (see concept illustration) that demonstrates the annual frog jump held annually at the Calaveras County Fair, including tips and tricks to jumping a winning frog. The Calaveras Community Foundation celebrated their 20th anniversary of supporting the surrounding community in 2020, and we were grateful to be included in this milestone round of funding.
2015 - 2018
Carriage House Sign Sponsorship
Sign sponsorships were popular and supported by individuals, families, businesses and others such as the Native Sons of the Golden West and the Calaveras Garden Club at $350 per sign. This program also included sponsorships for the outdoor equipment and native trees.
With the Foundation’s assistance, a print shop, textile shop, and carpenter’s shop were installed in the Pole Barn, thus consolidating a number of the Museum’s artifacts into meaningful interpretive displays.
A generous donation funds the installation of an original stamp mill used to crush gold ore from the mines in Angels Camp. You will find it below the Angels Quartz Mine overshot waterwheel.