The Museum has received a $250,000 grant from the California Cultural and Historical Endowment - Museum Grant Program. These grant funds will be used in conjunction with existing China Lake Museum Foundation funds gathered through the Founders Program, capital assets fundraisers, memberships and special events such as the annual CLMF Dinner Auction to complete a Phase 1 capital building project on Kern County leased land next to Maturango Museum. Infrastructure including parking lot and utilities will be completed along with a 2,880 s.f. building which will house an information center and expanded gift shop. View the new museum site plan here: New Museum Site Plan. Some of the current museum weapons related displays will be relocated to the new Ridgecrest facility and others will remain in the base awaiting completion of Phase 2. When completed, the new Museum building located in downtown Ridgecrest will more easily be accessed by the public. If you desire to donate to the building fund, please link to the Donation Pledge Form and donate to the new building.