NON PROFIT 501(c)3: We are proud to announce that the African Museum Casa Del Rey Moro has begun its life this year as a California non-profit public benefit corporation with 501(c)3 tax exemption from the IRS and similar tax status granted by California Franchise Tax Board. OFFICE OF THE CURATOR: The Museum Curator is the well-known educator, Professor Chuck Ambers, who has been researching Afr
ican history throughout the world for close to 50 years. Bonnie Rhodes, has been working together with Professor Ambers as a research and organization specialist for over 25 years. VOLUNTEER AND DOCENT PROGRAM: We have a successful Volunteer program, but due to great demands, a new Docent Program is being launched, to assist the Curator's office with museum guided tours and exhibits and presentations. To join our existing Volunteer Program, or to get an application for the new Docent Program, call the Museum at 619-220-0022 during regular hours. FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE MUSEUM: Many of our supporters have asked how they can make financial contributions to the museum through bequests, donations, gifts and membership program. You will enter through the African Marketplace to browse and shop for African items including carvings, fabrics and hangings, clothing for men and women and many items suitable for home decor, for gifts or to expand your African collection.On the porch you should be welcomed by the official Museum Greeter, Congo the African Grey Parrot. Inside, you will find three rooms full of information and materials: the Latin America room provides a wealth of information about the extensive African influences into our Western Hemisphere with photos and documentation about important historical figures and a detailed wall chart covering 3000 years of African Influences. The Africa Room offers a view of world history from an African perspective with a chart covering 6000 years. The United States room showcases achievements and accomplishments of people of African descent in the US, with charts covering approximately 500 years. Although a quick tour through the museum is possible, most people allow several hours to see the exhibits. The Bookstore/Giftshop has further African cultural and educational items for purchase. The Curator's Assistant offers a special service to help public to locate hard-to-find or out of print materials.