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October 6, 2023
Help the Lahaina Restoration Foundation Rebuild
The Lahaina Restoration Foundation manages and maintains over a dozen museums and historic sites in and around Lahaina, including the Lahaina Heritage Museum and Banyan Tree Park. It suffered total loss to several of its historic buildings and collections as a result of the August Lahaina wildfires.
Among its treasures completely lost are the...
August 28, 2023
Written By JM Huck
Today, August 30th, 2023,  marks my one-year anniversary as development coordinator at The Neon Museum.
I had a steep learning curve with development, doing my best to keep up with trends in the industry and enter contributions correctly in our CRM. At times I felt like a forensic accountant figuring out how to process donor advised funds (DAFs)!
Thankfully, I received a...
August 16, 2023

Written by Redmond J. Barnett
Pasadena is noted for its early 20th-centutry architecture. By 1900, the balmy Southern California climate attracted winter visitors from the East and Midwest. Along the bluff overlooking the Arroyo Seco, the Gambles of Cincinnati, the Wrigleys of Chicago, the Fenyes of New York, and others laid out Orange Grove Avenue and along its "Millionaires Row” built mansions...
August 16, 2023

Before the four days of informative sessions and networking events begin at WMA's Annual Meeting, WMA provides attendees with a unique opportunity to engage with one another during Pre-Conference Tours and Workshops. This year, a handful of attendees will go behind the scenes of some of Pasadena’s most iconic cultural institutions, and others will participate in hands-on workshops led by...
August 7, 2023

Over the course of four consecutive days at WMA’s 2023 Annual Meeting, headquartered at the Hilton Pasadena, attendees will attend a fantastic lineup of engaging, informative sessions, and can participate in multifaceted learning opportunities including the perennially popular Poster Session, casual Roundtable Discussions, and hands-on Activity Stations.
Before the sessions commence, attendees...
July 24, 2023

The Western Museums Association (WMA) is currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers for our 2023 Annual Meeting in Pasadena, California!
Every year, WMA's volunteers play an integral part in the success of the conference. Volunteers help to set a positive tone and foster meaningful experiences and interactions for our attendees.
Why volunteer?
Volunteering with WMA is a great way to meet and...
July 19, 2023

This year at the WMA 2023 Annual Meeting, October 5-8 in Pasadena, CA, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from and connect with professionals from across the Western museum field and beyond, including three inspiring luncheon guest speakers.
Saturday, October 7, 2023
On Saturday, October 7, at the WMA Community Lunch, attendees will celebrate the WMA Community with special guest...
June 28, 2023

The Western Museums Association (WMA) is pleased to introduce this year’s WMA 2023 Keynote Speaker Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Director and CEO of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art!
At WMA’s 2023 Annual Meeting in Pasadena California, October 5-8, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from Sandra Jackson-Dumont during the Opening General Session & Keynote taking place Friday, October...


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