Great news!!! Our new Community Museum Project has been approved by the Mexican government. We have now secured the donation of a building and lot, submitted plans and drawings which have been approved, and started remodeling of the building.

We have also started our fund raising drive to secure funds for the completion of the project. To kick start the fund raising campaign, Leon Pope has agreed to match all cash donations to the project from all individual donors up to a cumulative total of $100,000.00 pesos. Click the donation button to the left to find out how you can help!

The new Aticama Community Museum is a joint project of the Matanchen Bay Cultural Center and other local community organizations.

The idea for a Community Museum in our area originated with our own Dr. Rose Lee Patron of Santa Cruz de Miramar, Nayarit and is a continuation of her efforts to establish a community museum to help conserve the many indigenous artifacts that are found in our area.

Also, special thanks to Noe Sanabia Castellanos, Nayarit State Coordinator for Community Museums, for all of his hard work to secure the approval and recognition of the new Community Museum by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

The land and the building for the Community Museum were donated by the Ejido of Aticama and is located across the street from the Primary School in Aticama.

The first step of the construction work has started with the demolition of the roofing that will need to be replaced (Click the buttons to the left to see the pictures showing the ongoing work).

The new museum will include exhibits representing the following eras of Mexican history: Pre-Hispanic, Spanish Colonial, Mexican Independence, and Mexican Revolutionary.

The museum location and project is designed to be multi-use. There will exterior spaces that can be used for art classes for children and adults as well as for other events that cannot for some reason be held at the Cultural Center.