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The Mojave River Valley Museum’s lease extended by 20-years

BARSTOW, Calif. ( — The Mojave River Valley Museum’s lease agreement with the City of Barstow was extended for another 20 years.

The Mojave River Valley Museum (MRVM) has occupied the property located at 270 East Virginia Way since 1964, providing exhibitions of collections, research and educational displays, and a bookstore and gift shop.

Barstow City Council approved a recommendation from City Staff to extend the contract after receiving the initial request from the lessee.

Based on the conditions of the agreement, MRVM will pay rent to City during the term of the lease, which will expire January 25, 2040, in the amount of One-Dollar ($1.00) per year for each year of the lease.

MRVM reports serving, on average, over 3,500 visitors per year at no charge, providing visitors with information regarding Barstow area history, attractions, and events, according to City of Barstow documents.

MRVM serves local area residents by preserving regional history, including artifacts, documents, geological samples, photographs, and more, and also offers monthly lectures, as well as coordinating events within the City, such as Old Spanish Trails Days, Museum BBQs, school field trips, and more, according to their website.

MRVM is committed to providing an invaluable resource to not only the Barstow community but the global visiting community. 

The Mojave River Valley Museum is open every day except New Year’s Day, July 4, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.

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