Night at the Museum gala fundraiser set for June 4 |

Night at the Museum gala fundraiser set for June 4

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — On Saturday, June 4, the Sierra State Parks Foundation will host the second annual fundraising gala, “A Night at the Museum: Celebrating the Pioneer Experience.”

The evening at the new Donner Memorial Visitor Center will kick off the fundraising efforts to restore the 98 year-old Donner Pioneer Monument. Starting at 6 p.m., guests will enjoy a night filled with live music, costumed period actors, unique food, and our signature “Not-So-Silent” auction.

Tickets are $150 and are on sale now. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling our office at 530-583-9911.

The fun starts as the Truckee Regulators meet guests entering the Visitor Center. The party takes over the museum with live music by Richard Blain, an “old time” selfie photo booth will be set up, and costumed docents will be on hand to share stories of our Truckee pioneer past.

At 7 p.m., Mountain Magic Catering will be serving guests a one-of-a kind dinner will several courses of pioneer-inspired, high-end cuisine.

Shortly following dinner, the emcee for the night, Ed Miller, will take the stage for the “Not-So-Silent” auction. Guests will pick up where the bids left off earlier in the evening with a fun-filled, live action auction with over eight unique packaged items.

Proceeds from the second annual fundraising gala will help kick start fundraising efforts to restore the deteriorating Donner Pioneer Monument at Donner Memorial State Park, located at 12593 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.

The Sierra State Parks Foundation will be partnering with the Native Sons of the Golden West in restoration efforts. Visit to learn more.

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