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Become a Member Today!

Membership Levels

$35 Individual (Annual membership)

$100 Supporting (Annual membership + donation of $65 towards supporting the Museum)  

$145 Save the Childers Collection (Annual membership + donation of $107 towards curating the Morlin Childers Collection) 

$1,000 Life Member 


or mail a check to:

Imperial Valley Desert Museum Society

P.O. Box 2455

El Centro, CA 92244



Membership includes:

  • Members-Only emails 
  • Preview information on upcoming exhibits and events
  • Members-Only events
  • Bi-monthly newsletter
  • 10% off in the gift shop


Contribute to the Endowment Today

Our goal is to build an Endowment that will fund our staff and keep the museum open for the next 30 years and beyond!  In December 2014 we won a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through 2019 NEH will match all donations to our Endowment Fund.  

Thank you -your support counts now more ever!






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All photographs taken by IVDM staff or used with permission by Joselito Villero and Michael Field. All rights reserved.2014.