Museum Associates invite your support for the Harada House
The NHL Harada House with its family collection reflects one family. It is a small family home. There is no space to tell an expanded interpretative story of early Riverside residents. A dream of Museum and City staff and Harada House supporters has been to have an interpretative center close to the NHL site in which to tell this important story. Not only do we need an interpretive center but we need to take into consideration that the NHL is in a residential community with limited parking. An adjacent property would mitigate some of the challenges we face. With the availability of the Cynthia Robinson house for purchase, this dream can become a reality.
The Riverside Metropolitan Museum has taken the bold step and has entered escrow for the purchase the Cynthia Robinson House for the purpose of providing an interpretative site to further tell the Harada story and that of other local immigrant families. We have been granted an extended escrow to raise the $250,000 for the house purchase as well as to provide sufficient funding for initial renovation and future sustaining. We are looking for the Founding 20. The individuals, families, businesses, corporations, or other entities that make a minimum commitment of $10,000 will be commemorated on a plaque as founders of this interpretive center. To see how you can help, please go to the Harada House section on this site.