Open Call for Oral History- Founder's Exhibit (Summer 2024)

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, the Imperial Valley Desert Museum (IVDM) is excited to be hosting its first Founder’s Exhibition, May of 2024!

As part of the exhibit, We are searching for: written responses, photos, documents, audio files, videos discussing your experiences with IVDM, both past and present.

If you have information/experiences you would like to share, please fill out Oral History form found below, OR reach out to IVDM’s Head Curator, Ryan Pagett ( to make an appointment for an Oral History interview.

The Deadline for our Open Call is Friday April 26, 2024 6:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Please be advised that not all Open Call submissions will be used for the IVDM Founder's exhibition, but with permission may be used for future projects and/or exhibitions. 

Open Call Form: