California State Military Museum Foundation
The California State Military Museum
Part of the US Army and Air Force Museum Systems
Preserving California's Military Heritage
Available Museum Sponsorships
 
Questions:
Well the California State Military Museum is giving corporations, veterans and civic organizations and individuals the opportunity to direct exactly where contributions go. The staff of the museum has developed, and will continue to develop, a listing of programs, restoration projects and programs, and one time capital improvements ranging from $300 for a new torso form for a specific display to $375,000 for the initial cost of moving and improving our library and research center.

Sponsorship opportunities for the main museum are listed below. Sponsorship opportunities at Camp San Luis Obispo, Camp Roberts, Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, and Fresno Air National Guard Base will be announced as projects are developed, submitted and approved by the museum Board of Directors.

Sponsors will be granted museum membership commensurate with their contribution, as well as recognition permanently displayed in the appropriate display, gallery or other appropriate location in the public area of the museum.

For further inform please contact the museum curator at curator@militarymuseum.org or call (916) 854-1904.
 
Major Donor Sponsorships (Minimum Three Year Commitment)
 
Ronald Wilson Reagan Military History Research Center $125,000 per year Funds the establishment and infrastructure to support the Center which will oversee the library, archives and related educational programs. Funds one full time position. Funds monthly speaker/author book signing program. Funds lease of the first floor and basement of the historic Sutter Rifles Armory.
Major General Walter P. Story Memorial Library $75,000 per year Funds the initial relocation for the museum's 26,000 volume library, funds one full-time professional librarian, and purchases hardware and software required to operate a modern library
Major General Henry W. Halleck Archives (Proposed Name) $75,000 per year Funds the initial relocation and organization of the document and image archives. Funds one professional archivist. Funds maintenance of the collection and the acquisition of equipment to record the data in digital formats.
Major General Robert Thrasher Gallery $65,000 per year Funds the upgrade and maintenance of the Thrasher Gallery to include additional floor electrical outlets, installation of professionally built installed display cases, security and safety upgrades, replacement of floor covering. Funds the conversion of the library area to display area. Conversion of archival area to display fabrication shop. Procurement of shop furniture and tools.
Main Gallery (To be named) $50,000 per year Funds the upgrade and maintenance of the main gallery to include additional floor electrical outlets, installation of professionally built installed display cases, security and safety upgrades, replacement of floor covering and lighting. Installation and maintenance of self guided tour audio systems
Sergeant Major Doris Drennan Multipurpose Room $15,000 per year Installation of new state of the art audio visual equipment, replacement of furniture, refurbishing of kitchenette and restroom. Replacement of doors. Preservation and shadowboxing of Sgt Maj Dennen's Class A Uniform.
Museum Store  $5,000 per year Replacement of counter and store fixtures. Installation of electronic "menu boards"
California Department of Veteran Affairs $5,000 Installation of displays and artwork 

Individual Display and Preservation Sponsorships

Spanish and Mexican California Display $500 Acquisition of one mannequin. Develop and install new multimedia presentation
California and the Mexican War Display $1,000 Acquisition of a reproduction uniform for 1st Regiment of Dragoons mounted on mannequin. Develop and install new multimedia presentation
California and the Civil War Display $3,000 Acquisition of historically correct reproduction uniforms, New display case for Civil War Medicine. Refurbishment of main display case. Develop and install new multimedia presentation. Partially sponsored by the Friends of Civil War Alcatraz.
Post Civil War California Display $2,000 New Display Case and torso forms for uniform display. Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
California in the War with Spain and the Philippine Insurrection Display $2,000 New Display Case and torso forms for uniform display. Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
California Cadet Corps Display $300 New torso forms. Partially sponsored by CSM John Jackson.
World War I Display $3,000 New torso forms. Refurbishment of small arms display case, Move and reinstall "The Devil's Paintbrush: Infantry Machine Guns on the Western Front"
Military Music Display $800 New torso forms. Shadow box for Fife fabrication display.
California Cavalry Display $2,500 New display case, Acquire historically correct late 19th Century uniform, Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
World War II Display $5,000 New display case for small arms display, refurbish existing display case, mannequins. Develop and install new multimedia presentation. Develop display area for crew served weapons.
Korea Display $2,300 New display case and torso forms for uniform display. Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
Cold War $5,000 New display case and torso forms for uniform display. Develop and install new multimedia presentation. Custom models of NIKE-AJAX and NIKE HERCULES missiles. Cleaning, mounting and framing the colors of the 250th and 251st Air Defense Artillery Regiments
Vietnam Display $3,300 New display case and torso forms for uniform display. Develop and install new multimedia presentation. Cleaning, mounting and framing of the squadron color, 1st Squadron, 18th Armored Cavalry and guidon, 40th Aviation Company.
State Naval Forces Display $400 New torso forms, Develop and install new multimedia presentation
Persian Gulf War Display $2,300 New display case and torso forms for uniform display. Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
Global War on Terrorism Display $2,300 New display case and torso forms for uniform display. Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
California Air National Guard Display $2,300 New display case and torso forms for uniform display. Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
Military Assistance to Civil Authorities Display $2,300 New display case and torso forms for uniform display. Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
State Defense Forces Display $2,300 New display case and torso forms for uniform display. Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
Sword Display
$500
New Display Case
Curtis Hall Collection of American Martial Long Arms  $30,000  New Display Cases (six each, display 10-12 long arms each
Maj. Gen. William Dean Display   Sponsored by the Association of the United States Army
250th Coast Artillery Regiment (1st California) Display $3,000 New display case and torso forms for uniform display. Develop and install new multimedia presentation. Clean, mount and frame regimental color. Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
251st Coast Artillery Regiment Display $500 Remount and reframe regimental color Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
159th Infantry Regiment (5th California) Display $13,000 Cleaning, mounting and framing of WWI regimental color conducted by the State of NY Peebles Island Conservation Center. Locally conserve and frame 1st and 2nd Battalion Colors, New display case. Develop and install new multimedia presentation.
Preservation of pre-1945 organizational colors $6,000-$9,000 each Cleaning, mounting and framing conducted State of NY Peebles Island Conservation Center
Preservation of post-1945 organizational colors $500 each Cleaning, mounting and framing.
M1897 "French 75" Field Gun Restoration Phase I $5,000 New wheels for World War I field gun

One Time Capital Improvement Projects

Recarpeting the Main Gallery and Maj. Gen. Robert Thrasher Galleries  $15,000 each
Upgrades to Sgt. Maj. Doris Drennen Multipurpose Room to include new furniture, audio visual equipment, refurbishing kitchenette and restroom. Purchasing of hospitality equipment (i.e, coffee pots, etc) . Preservation and shadowboxing of Sgt Maj Dennen's Class A Uniform.  $18,000
Security and safety upgrades $20,000
Refurbishment of basement restrooms $10,000 each

 
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The California State Military Museum Foundation is a 501c(3) educational organization
 
Corporate Memberships
 

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 Gold Patron

Platinum Patron
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5
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 4 Museum T-Shirts

4 Museum Polo Shirts

 4 Museum Jackets

 Four sets of museum logowear
 Passes

 10 Museum Passes

 15 Museum Passes per year

 20 Museum Passes per year

 20 Museum Passes per year

 50 Museum Passes per year
 After Hours Visits/

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Discounted Use of Multi-Purpose Room

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 50% Once Per Year

 50% Four Times Per Year
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* Charter Membership rules: Unbroken renewal preserves fees in effect on initial entry date.
** Rank is set upon periodic payment of Initial Fee and retained for term with annual renewals.
*** Accompanied by Member
**** Unaccompanied Dependent Cards (guests)
***** Extended hours with prior reservations. Have the Museum all to yourself and your selected party. Where multiple members are present, time will be concurrent.
 
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The California State Military Museum Foundation is a 501c(3) educational organization

 

Posted 1 January 2013

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