Saturday, October 13, 2018
A Very Special Tribute to Gene Autry, Founder of the Autry Museum of the American West
Featuring a Private Concert by Willie Nelson
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Individual tickets may also be purchased.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Autry Museum, founded in Griffith Park in 1988. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, a private concert, and an after party under the stars with live music and dancing. Your support advances the Autry’s mission to share the stories of all peoples of the American West, connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future.
Space is limited—and we expect this event to sell out! Please confirm your pledge by July 13 to guarantee seating.
Why Your Gift Matters
Your gift supports the Autry’s mission to share the stories of all peoples of the American West, connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future. This event enhances awareness of the museum’s mission and provides essential funding for exhibitions, public programming, educational programs, and research that distinguish the Autry as one of the nation’s most unique cultural institutions.
- Critically acclaimed exhibitions that reveal the interconnected stories of the American West through art, artifacts, and immersive storytelling. More than 180,000 people explore the Autry’s exhibitions each year.
- Family programs, film screenings, scholarly lectures, and other public programs that expand on exhibitions and engage audiences in new thinking about the West.
- Educational tours and programs that enrich more than 40,000 Southern California K-12 students annually, including approximately 15,000 under-served students who receive free admission and transportation via the Autry's All Aboard! program.
- In-school outreach programs through which Autry museum educators work hand-in-hand with local teachers to teach history in new and exciting ways.
“Working on a project like this is different from learning history in a history class because this project has been a lot more hands-on. We’ve been able to research and go to sites to learn from people . . . I feel really proud of this work.”
—8th Grade Participant in an Autry Outreach Program