#GivingTuesday 2020

This #Giving Tuesday, please help us preserve the past with a monthly contribution. Help us reach our goal of ten new Purveyors of the Past by December 1.

Like many cultural institutions, we have had to close our doors once again. Although we currently cannot welcome visitors and volunteers to the Center, we continue to care for our collections. This means maintaining climate control, security, inspections and oversight of over 1.4 million artifacts. In addition, we continue to share artifacts and information with the public through virtual lectures, school programs, and exhibits.

San Diego County is home to more than 30,000 archaeological sites that provide valuable insight into the area’s human history, and the Center is the only local facility dedicated to the care, management, and use of artifacts from these sites. By becoming a Purveyor of the Past monthly donor, you can help to ensure that these cultural treasures will be available to share with future generations.

  • How do I give? It’s easy! Go to our Donation form (or click the Donate Now button on the right side of your screen) and select Monthly under Donation Frequency.
  • Is there a certain amount I must give? Nope! You may donate the amount that you are comfortable giving each month. No matter how big or small the sum, every gift is essential to sustaining the Center.
  • What does my gift support? Your donation supports collections care, educational programs for all ages, museum exhibits, and more throughout the year. When making your donation, you may also indicate how you would like your contribution to be used.

Not ready to join Purveyors of the Past? You can also make a one-time gift on our Donation form, over the phone at 760-291-0370 or by mailing a check made out to the San Diego Archaeological Center to the following address:

San Diego Archaeological Center
ATTN: Development Department
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027

Thank you for your support!