the Museum Foundation


The Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House Foundation is a 501-c-3, non-profit, public benefit corporation of volunteers that support the Campbell Museums' goals of promoting the history of Campbell and Santa Clara Valley through volunteer efforts and financial assistance.

The Foundation was formed in 1993 and over the last two decades, it has raised funds in support of the museums' programs, exhibits, operating costs, and conservation efforts. Through the Foundation's endowment fund, and fundraising efforts, such as Holiday Teas and Tours, Summer Concert Series concessions, and more the group has put a new roof on the Carriage House, funded UV protective film on Ainsley House windows and provided funds for museum collections staff.

Each year the Foundation provides $10,000 in scholarship funds for area schools to use for admission of transportation fees to attend Hands-On History at the Campbell Historical Museum or History Detectives at the Ainsley House. Each year the Foundation helps over 2,200 students experience history through scholarships.

The City of Campbell owns and maintains the museum's buildings and its contents. The Foundation works in partnership with the City of Campbell's Department of Recreation of Community Services. The Foundation also provides annual financial support on an as-needed basis in conjunction with museum staff recommendations.


The Foundation hosts a museum store inside the Carriage House. The store offers unique boutique-style gifts, during public museum hours: Thursday-Sunday 12-4 PM. 

The Foundation is recruiting members.

For information about Board Roles, click here

For more information, please fill out the contact form.


Campbell Historical Museum
51 N. Central Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
Ainsley House

300 Grant St.

Campbell, CA 95008


12pm - 4pm   
Thursday - Sunday


The Ainsley House is closed in January and February. The Historical Museum is open year round. Both museums are closed for two weeks during the December holidays.

Mailing Address
51 N. Central Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
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The  Campbell Museums' mission is to interpret and preserve the history of the Campbell area from its early beginnings to today and to relate that history within the context of the Santa Clara Valley region.

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Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House

51 N. Central Ave

Campbell, CA 95008


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