Sac Valley Museum to host fundraiser this Friday

The Sacramento Valley Musuem will host a free tour of its unique exhibits before Friday’s fundraiser dinner. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

The Sacramento Valley Museum in Williams will host a tri-tip dinner on Friday, July 27, to raise money for needed projects, such as a wheelchair lift for handicapped individuals to enjoy the two-story historic structure that was built in 1911.

Doors open at 5:30, with dinner being served at 6:30 PM.

“Come early,” said Arno Martini, president of the board of directors. “There are interesting things to do at the museum.”

The Sacramento Valley Museum, located at 1491 E. St., offers an impressive regional display of some of the most unique exhibits known to the area, including 19th and early 20th century artifacts, textiles, and documents.

The museum is also home to the Glen Valley School House, the one-room school that operated about 10 miles north west of Williams from 1875 to 1935, and was moved to the museum campus to become an educational tourist spot and fundraiser for the museum.

The interior of the schoolhouse has been restored, complete with original old-style wooden desks, and will be open for a free public tour the night of the dinner.

In addition to rich pioneer history, the museum houses an alumni room of the graduating classes up to 1956. Alumni include jazz musician Turk Murphy, of San Francisco’s Earthquake McGoon; Kenneth Zumwalt, editor of the Stars and Stripes during WWII; and the Fouch family of pharmacists, who served the Williams community for over 100 years.
The tri-tip dinner is a donation of $20, and includes beans, salad, rolls, peach cobbler, iced tea, and bottled water. Take-out and delivery can be arranged in advance by calling 473-2978.

There will also be raffle tickets offered for unique prizes.

“Hopefully, there will be a lot of people,” Martini said.