The Santa Monica History Museum has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing CA for its Magic of History: Youth Programs.
Robert Acherman, a Systems Analyst for Boeing, and contributor to the employee-owned and operated nonprofit organization, recommended the Museum for the grant and made the presentation to Museum Chair, Eddie Guerboian, on Aug. 3.
Robert’s father, Anton, who worked on the Skylab project for McDonnell Douglas (later acquired by Boeing) was also present.
The Museum’s youth programming includes free, docent-led tours for school classes and youth groups, student volunteer opportunities, internships, educational programs, research projects and children’s history workshop.
A special feature of the Museum’s permanent gallery is the Douglas Aircraft Company Interactive Exhibit, a replicated portion of a C-47, the World War II airplane assembled by “Rosie-the-Riveters” in Santa Monica and other locations.
The museum is located at 1350 7th Street, adjacent to the main Santa Monica Library.