The Year of the Water Dragon is the 40th Anniversary of the Museum. Dragons are one of the most auspicious of Chinese symbols. This year is predicted to be transformational, and for the Museum it will be.
- This is the year that we'll celebrate 40 years of taking in amazing artifacts, caring for them, and sharing them with people in Mendocino County.
- This is the year we say good-bye to Carl Purdy and welcome a new ongoing Native American exhibit.
- This is the year that we will establish a non-profit partner of the Museum.
- This is the year that we will create a balanced and sustainable public-private partnership that will allow the Museum to prosper for another 40 years.
During Chinese New Year, referred to in China as the Spring Festival, families get together; they eat special foods, and they wish each other harmony and wealth in the new year. We are in the process of creating a Mendocino County Museum family that stretches across and even beyond this county.
May the Museum have "The energy of a dragon and a horse" and "May money and treasure be plentiful!" Guò Nián Hǎo 过年好 Happy New Year!