2012 Achievements and 2013 Goals: a letter from the Chairman

Posted on: February 16th, 2013 by AV Rural Museum No Comments

Some of the high points from 2012 are: Doubled our membership to over 100 paid members Beautifully restored 1947 Diamond T truck donated by John & Linda Stivers       Fairgrounds agreed to give us land and help build our new home             Building design rendering and model donated […]

Color rendering of our new home

Posted on: September 16th, 2012 by AV Rural Museum No Comments

Help us build our permanent home!


Posted on: April 14th, 2012 by AV Rural Museum No Comments

March 30, 2012 AVRM Chairman, Bill Rawlings was invited to meet with AV Fair Association CEO Dan Jacobs, Deputy Manager Debbie Smith, and artist Renato de Guia to begin plans for a new 10,000 square foot building to house the AVRM at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.  Below is the first preliminary drawing created that day. […]


Posted on: April 14th, 2012 by AV Rural Museum No Comments

March 5, 2012   John and Linda Stivers of Tehachepi, Ca have donated this 1947 Diamond T truck to the AVRM.  John purchased the truck several years ago from Art Ripley, a Westside Lancaster rancher.  The truck was then professionally restored by another well known local man, Al Coltzau.  This beautiful truck is going to […]

Welcome from the President

Posted on: March 22nd, 2011 by AV Rural Museum No Comments

Welcome to the AVRM”s long anticipated website arrival.  This will be our HOME until we establish a permanent one.  Until that time comes, and it WILL come, we will continue our exhibition at the AV Fair.  The generosity of our Donors and Volunteers has insured rapid and steady growth.  We have many goals (see the […]

AV Press September 1,2007

Posted on: January 7th, 2011 by AV Rural Museum No Comments

Antelope Valley Press September 1, 2007 Hall of Fame Recognizes rural roots In May 2005, at a meeting of the Rural Olympics Committee, Bill Rawlings proposed founding a museum chronicling Antelope Valley’s history.  He wanted to start by creating a Rural Olympics Hall of Fame. The Rural Olympics actually predates the Antelope Valley Fair.  It used […]