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the Museum Foundation

Sharing history
Shaping Community

Campbell Museum Foundation Board!

The Campbell Museum Foundation is comprised of a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Foundation endeavors to enhance the spirit of community through a historical lens.

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Read our Board Recruitment Letter here. 

Is the Campbell Museum Foundation Board for you?

If you want to learn more, please contact Cherri Fonatana

The Campbell Museum Foundation aims to achieve the following:

 Establish a Recognizable Presence in the Campbell Community.

•  Advocate for the Campbell Museums' Role in Economic Development.

•  Promote Campbell's Strong Historical Identity.

•  Participate in Campbell Community Events and Meetings.

•  Be Recognized as a Strong Partner.

•  Support the Community Through Scholarships/Grants.

The Foundation is recruiting members.

Click Here for more information about desired Board Member skills and characteristics.


The Foundation was formed in 1993 and over the last two decades, it has raised funds to support 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, restored the Ainsley House front door entry Way,  and much more!

The City of Campbell owns and maintains the museum's buildings and contents. The Foundation works with the City of Campbell's Department of Recreation of Community Services. Annually, the Foundation has provided $10,000 in scholarship funds for area schools to use for admission or transportation fees to attend Hands-On History at the Campbell Historical Museum. The scholarship program started in 2008 and has helped thousands of students over the years to learn about local history and enjoy a museum experience.

The Foundation helps the Campbell Museums create quality exhibits by contracting professional exhibit designers, assisting in printing durable interpretive panels and funding high-quality exhibit cases. 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: Friday-Sunday 11-3 pm


For more information, please fill out the contact form below.


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

300 Grant St.

Campbell, CA 95008


Friday - 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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