LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Rural Museum will conduct its second annual Flapjack Fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Lancaster Applebee’s restaurant, 43545 10th St West.
For $10 diners can enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are available from any museum board member, or by calling Financial Officer Bill Rawlings at 661- 478-4841. Tickets also can be purchased at the door the day of the event. For every ticket sold, the museum keeps $5.
The dream of a permanent building to house the museum at the AV Fairgrounds is becoming a reality through ongoing fundraising.
“The plans are completed, submitted for approval, and will soon enter the bid process. We expect to break ground for the new building this year,” Rawlings said.
The museum has fulfilled its $250,000 commitment toward the building, which was matched by the Friends of the Fair.
“We are now beginning to raise money for Phase II, to complete the entire project as planned,” Rawlings said.
The Rural Museum, which began as the Rural Olympics Hall of Fame, is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history of the Antelope Valley.
Exhibits include aerospace, military, farming, mining, and pioneers, settlers and explorers, as well as first responders. The museum is entirely operated by volunteers and all artifacts were donated or are on loan.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of every month. There is no admission fee.
To get to the museum, enter the fairgrounds, 2551 West Ave. H, through Gate 3, just west of the Watch and Wager building. Continue on the road to the third building. There is no parking fee.