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You can help reclaim our heritage and save the Southwest Museum.

  • Sign up to our newsletter. It’ easy and free
  • Volunteer with us. Find out more
  • Send a letter to elected officials and the Autry
  • Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter
  • Attend our demonstrations, meetings, fundraising and social events
  • Donate to the Friends of the Southwest Museum

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About Donating to the FSWM

  • Donations are administered by our umbrella organization, The Highland Park Heritage Trust
  • We are a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible
  • Small or large donations will help the FSWM move forward with an advocacy program intended to assure that the nationally significant Southwest Museum site is not closed
  • If you are a foundation or major donor to the Autry Museum with a passion for Native American art and culture and archeology, please specify that your donation will help fully reopen the Southwest Museum as a museum in Mount Washington, its original historic setting. This large collection could support several exhibitions simultaneously.

Volunteer with the FSWM

  • Put your love of heritage and Los Angeles’ earliest neighborhoods to good use: join our planning effort to build a Living Museum Cultural District in which the Southwest Museum and the Casa de Adobe sites tell the stories of the area
  • Walking tour docents, researchers, smart phone app developers, webmasters and others are needed
  • Film students or film makers:  contact us about our idea for a series of short videos to further the Friends’ advocacy efforts
  • Museum studies students or professors: the story of the Southwest Museum/Autry merger is a fascinating study. We have significant documentation to support your research
  • Communications students or professionals: our public relations and advocacy program offers opportunities for you to gain experience on an important public interest issue