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Call for Gadgets!

Thursday, December 22, 2022

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum would like to welcome community members to contribute antique and vintage household objects for its temporary exhibit, Gadgets Galore! Transforming the American Household. The exhibit will be on display at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum from January 19 through March 11, 2023.

The Museum seeks the following objects (made prior to the year 1990) for temporary loan:

  • Coffee makers
  • Unique advertisements
  • Curling irons and their predecessors
  • Sewing machines
  • Toasters
  • Soap dispensers
  • Clothing wringers
  • Washing dollies and tubs
  • Radios/record players/walkmans
  • Stereoscopes or other augmented reality tools
  • Carpet sweepers/vacuums
  • Telephones
  • Kitchen utensils 
  • Televisions
  • AND anything else that you think is historically significant!
To participate, please contact Vanessa Cantu at (760) 369-7212 or
The deadline to submit is December 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Items will be on display at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum for the duration of the exhibit, which closes March 11, 2023. Objects will be available for pick up the following week
  • Type: Special Event
  • Time: December 22, 2022 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Venue:Hi-Desert Nature Museum

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