Join the RMA
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Your membership directly supports the mission of the Riverside Museum Associates which is to to help preserve Riverside’s past and present for future generations by creating community interest in, use of, and support for the Riverside Metropolitan Museum.
The RMA promotes increased knowledge and understanding of the Museum’s purposes, services and needs, and supports the activities and growth of the Museum through gifts, memorials and bequests, and through volunteering, fundraising, and support of special projects and programs, events, exhibits, and improvement projects.
As a member you will be notified and invited to special events; you will receive a ten percent discount at the Museum Gift Shop; and you will receive information on all RMA activities through emails and print mail.
Just what does the RMA do for the Museum?
Through our membership dues and our fundraisers, and through donations, we help the Museum acquire new important artifacts, preserve and conserve items in the existing collections, and put together new exhibits. We also help provide the materials and performers used for the various well-known education programs and labs the Museum offers. We have funded the repair and cleaning of numerous pieces of art such as the Rancho Jurupa Plat Map circa 1869 and Harada/Teshima Flag which was on display during the “I Want the Wide American Earth” exhibit. Most recently we acquired for the Museum some very rare and beautiful citrus labels to add to their collection. As one of the “First Twenty” we made a substantial donation towards the purchase of the Robinson House which is being turned into an Interpretative Center for the Harada House.
Our volunteers docent both the downtown Museum and Heritage House (which is open thanks to the dedicated volunteers who docent there). They assist at the Heritage House, operate the Museum’s gift shop, participate in special events and school programs, and lead Museum tours. All volunteers interact with Museum guests and provide general information about the Museum’s exhibits and programs to the public.
We assist in seeking grants for Museum exhibits, projects, collections, and house preservation, using our nonprofit status to expand the grant resources available to the Museum.
Our Multicultural Council takes care of the cultural aspect of the Museum through the presentation of programs and events that showcase the rich diversity of the region’s populace. For an in-depth introduction to the MCC see their page.
Our Trip and Lecture groups provide informative trips and lecturers to showcase local and regional history. These activities are part of being a member of the RMA.
Prefer to use a mail-in application to join?
Please print out the membership form and complete. Send this form and your check to:
Riverside Museum Associates
P.O. Box 4415
Riverside, CA 92514