Morro Bay Skateboard Museum Fund
Our goal with this fund raising effort is to raise enough funds to help offset our monthly rent through the slower winter months.
About the Museum...
The Morro Bay Skateboard Museum opened in July of 2012. Our mission is to share skateboarding’s history and culture with all ages of skateboarders as well as the general public. The Museum is staffed on a volunteer basis by founder/curator, Jack Smith and Eric Terhorst.
Over our first three years we've had thousands of people from all over the world visit the museum. Many of these visitors have told us they made a special trip to Morro Bay just to see the museum. Our visitors include older skaters who enjoy the opportunity to re-visit and share their skateboarding days with family and friends. We also provide an educational experience for younger skaters who are unfamiliar with skateboarding's long and colorful history. By making a pledge to this fund raising effort you will help to provide a place where the public can learn about skateboarding history and culture.
While there are many incredible private collections of skateboards and skateboarding memorabilia, there are very few places where the public can view skateboarding history so openly. One of the largest of these collections is at Skatelab in Simi Valley, California. Owned by Todd Huber, the Skatelab collection contains over 5,000 boards and a plethora of skateboarding memorabilia. The Morro Bay Skateboard Museum is fortunate to have a great relationship with Skatelab; a number of the boards on display at our museum are on loan from Skatelab’s collection.
We are also working with a growing number of private collectors such as Stephen Pizzo, Greg Hagewood, Dennis Allgeier and Daniel Perkins who are willing to loan the museum portions of their collections for extended periods of time. Legendary skateboarders such as Stacy Peralta, Eddie Elguera, Patti McGee and the Logan Family have graciously loaned the museum historical skateboards and memorabilia. The museum has also received donations of skateboards and skateboard related items from individuals who have visited the museum.
Please visit our Facebook page for photos and news about past and upcoming events. You can also visit the museum website to learn more about the museum.
What We Need & What You Get
Our goal with this fund raising effort is to raise enough money to keep the museum open daily throughout the winter months of 2015. That amount is $20,000. Due to the cyclical nature of tourism, we have fewer visitors during the winter months making it difficult to meet expenses, such as rent, utilities and insurance. Your contribution will allow us to meet these expenses as well as expand the museum's collection of historical skateboarding memorabilia and to offer new and exciting exhibits.
We are offering many different levels of rewards. You can check them out in detail at the bottom of this page.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you are unable to contribute financially, here are some other ways you can help support the museum.
Help us get the word out by making some noise about our campaign. Email your friends and/or post the link to the campaign on your FaceBook, Twitter or Instagram pages. Encourage your friends to visit the museum in person.
You can also use the GoFundMe sharing tools to share our fundraising campaign!
If you are unable to donate you can still support the museum by sharing the campaign.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed or shared the campaign!
Shelly Sims Joller
Larry and Louise Balma
This portrait of Jay Adams holds a special place in my heart. As an early skater from the Badlands, Jay was a huge inspiration to me. His aggressiveness and awesome surf style simply rocked my soul!
When I heard of his passing I lost my mind and quickly needed a way to express what I was feeling, that's how this portrait got created. I located a photograph by Pep Williams that I felt captured his essence.
As I was working on this, my mind was bouncing all over the place.... the Fruit Bowl, sessions at the Upland Pipeline, racing banked slalom with all the Dogtown boyz at the Marina Skatepark, the list goes on and on. I still can't believe Jay is gone.
This is photo to digital artwork, using various software, printed through a technique called sublimation printing which cooks the art into the substrate. This piece is printed on hardboard.
This artwork is an homage to my first real skateboard. This fun, little toy changed my life forever! Thank you Roller Derby!
This is photo to digital artwork, using various software, printed through a technique called sublimation printing which cooks the art into the substrate. This piece is printed on aluminum.
$5 Skate Rat Level - gets you some museum stickers.
$25 Grom Level - museum tee shirt and stickers.
$35 "Lives on Board" softcover book.
$45 "Lives on Board" hardcover book.
$49 In the Hoodie Level - museum hoodie and stickers.
$64 scores you a 2012 X-Games deck.
$299 for this cool Subsonic pusher longboard.
$592 nabs you a ride in the Vetter Streamliner.