Join us for our annual Fundraiser Dinner Event & Charity Auction! For 2015 we’re shaking up our Gala theme & going out into the field to fund raise so we can make Learning a Lifelong Adventure!


 Theme: “Hatari Safari”—Saddle Up to Channel your Inner African Cowboy or Cowgirl!

MC: Paul Myers as Martin Johnson, imitating John Wayne!

Lodging: Participants can reserve cottages or rooms at Lil’ Toledo

For more information, please call 620-244-5668 or check out their facilities online at:

Attire: Safari Casual


2pm-5pm Afternoon Family Event: $20 per family/carload

For the first time, the museum is adding a Family Fun Component to this annual Fundraising Event!  From 2-5pm, join us for vintage fun and games like archery, scavenger hunting on one mile trail, a “fishing” derby, bobbing for apples, three-legged races, wheelbarrow races, stick horse races, a fire pit with S’mores, clay shooting, and more!

Call to reserve a spot today: 620-431-2730

6:30pm- 9pm Evening Dinner Event: $40 ($45 after August 31)

Evening Schedule 

6:30 pm Social Hour-Mix, Mingle & bid on Adventure Auction Items…every dollar raised at our Charity Auction means one student tours the museum for FREE!

7:00 pmDinner: Whole Hog Roast!

 7:45 pmSilent Adventure Auction Ends

 7:45 pm – Entertainment: Teddy Pruitt & Kim Rice, the winners of 2015’s Trip for Two to Africa, will show photos from, and regale the crowd with, tales of retracing the footsteps of Martin and Osa Johnson on an actual African Safari!  Highlights of the trip that will be covered include three days on the Serengeti and having lunch at Momella Lodge, the site used to film John Wayne’s African epic film, HATARI!

8:15 pmReveal of Location & Launch of 2016’s Trip of a LifeTime Giveaway

8:30 pmLive Auction…Grab your bidding paddles and help us make

Learning a Lifelong ADVENTURE!

 9:00 pmThe sun sets on this fundraising event! 

Safe travels home & we’ll hope to see you on SAFARI next year!

Please thank and support the sponsors who have made this event a reality!
Due to their generous underwriting, every dollar raised will allow us to keep our student tours and our Family Fun Learning events FREE!

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