Press Release

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Media Photo Opportunities: White Elephant Sale
Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2, 10 am

WHEN:  Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2, 10 am to 4 pm
Photo opportunities for early morning and mid-day broadcast.

WHAT: The White Elephant Sale is the Bay Area’s largest and most sought after rummage sale, organized by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board to benefit the Oakland Museum of California.

WHERE: The 96,000-square-foot White Elephant Sale warehouse is located at 333 Lancaster Street (at Glascock) in Oakland, California. There is a free shuttle service from the Fruitvale BART to the Sale warehouse.

ENTRY: Admission to the White Elephant Sale is FREE. Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

ABOUT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM WOMEN’S BOARD
The Oakland Museum Women’s Board, a dedicated group of more than 100 year-round volunteers, has contributed over $19 million to support the Oakland Museum of California acquisitions, exhibitions, educational programs, capital improvements, and more since 1959. The White Elephant Sale is the primary fundraising event of the Oakland Museum Women’s Board. Held annually during the first weekend in March, the White Elephant Sale attracts a corps of over 1,000 volunteers from around the Bay Area.

ABOUT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. OMCA's groundbreaking exhibits tell the many stories that comprise California with many voices, often drawing on first-person accounts by people who have shaped California's cultural heritage. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California's dynamic cultural and environmental heritage.

MUSEUM VISITOR INFORMATION
The Oakland Museum of California is located at 1000 Oak Street in Oakland, California. ­­­­­­Museum admission is $15 general; $10 seniors and students with valid ID, $6 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. museumca.org

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