Spring Round-Up April 29

Olaf Wieghorst Museum Foundation Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time: 5:00pm Silent Auction & Hor d’oeurves plus entertainment.
7:00pm Dinner & Live Auction

Evenings Honoree: Dianne Jacob, County Supervisor

Open Air Photo Booth

No Host Bar – Dressy Casual Attire

Cost: $125. per person  RSVP by April 22

Link to registration form.  



April 2017 Newsletter

As we move into 2017 much has happened and will be happening at the Museum. As I had mentioned in the previous newsletter we were expecting to receive a few pieces of Olaf Wieghorst original art a year as a gift from Roy and Barbra Wieghorst. Instead they gifted over 50 pieces of Olaf’s original work to the Museum at years’ end. Currently most of these items are on display in the back gallery and are well worth seeing. Pieces will rotate periodically to refresh the exhibit. Thank you again to Roy and Barbara Wieghorst for their generous gift and facilitating our efforts to promote Olaf’s art legacy as a resident of El Cajon.

The Ghost Riders fundraising campaign from last fall was a much-needed success. The phantom event on October 32nd went off without a hitch and clean-up was virtually nonexistent. As a matter of fact, I vaguely recall what happened. The important part is the Museum netted $14,500 of much needed funding. Thank you to Karen Gabsch who created the event, my sister Cyndy Stauffer who designed and donated the invitations and last but not least all of you who participated as contributors. All donations are very much valued and are essential for keeping the Museum open and operating.

Read and/or download the entire newsletter here.


Bus Trip to the Aurty Museum

A bus trip sponsored by the Wieghorst Meseum, to the “Masters of the West” exhibit at  the Autry Museum of the American West” exihbit at the Autry Museum of the American West, in Los Angeles, will be be offered to t friends of the Museum on:

Date: Saturday, Febuary 25, 2017
Cost: $90.

Please download and fill out the attached form: Autry Bus Trip


Annual Round-Up Fundraiser

You can support the Olaf Wieghorst Museum at the

Annual Round-Up Fundraiser

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Location: Steele Canyon Golf Club

Cost: $125 per person

There will be a live and silent auction, fun surprises and more!



December Newsletter

As 2016 comes to a close I reflect back on what was accomplished this year and look ahead toward our goals for next year. The year opened with a final few weeks of the “Olaf Retrospective of Oils” loaned to the Museum for a three month exhibit. Even though this exhibit contained art loaned from several sources, the majority of the oils were from the private collection of Roy and Barbara Wieghorst This was the first time their collection of art was provided for public viewing, and I hope many of you had the opportunity to see and enjoy it. With this collection on display, we realized that in order to retain the legacy of Olaf Wieghorst in El Cajon, and the future of the Museum, we would eventually need to bring the Wieghorst collection back on a permanent basis. One of our more important accomplishments this past year was to work out an arrangement with Roy and Barbara Wieghorst, to gift their private collection of Olaf’s art to the Museum, a few pieces a year over the next several years. Thank you to Roy and Barbara for the generous gift and to Ross Provence, Lynn Endicott, and Jim Daniels for working on the project.

Read the entire December Newsletter here. 


SALMAGUNDIANS and their Friends

Come join the Wieghorst Museum as they present a fascinating art exhibit featuring outstanding local Plein Air Artists:


(Artists who paint their subjects in the open air to capture the effects of light

and atmosphere by completing their work out of doors)

January 9, 2017 – February 14, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7, 2017
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Chona Doering ,Pat Ford, Greg Kreutz, Fred Gregory, Chuck McPherson, Mary Ford, Pat Welsh , Nita Harper, Gloria Chadwick, Lee Katz, Betty Holmes, Val Carson, Joy Floro, Steve Dern, Dawn Secord, Grace Schlesier, Coco Brown, and Leslie Jakes.


Welcome the Holidays

Please join us!

Date: Thursday, November 17  Time: 11:00 – 2:00

Location: Olaf Wieghorst Museum

Cost: $40.00 per person

RSVP: Museum 619-590-3431 or wieghorstmuseum.org

Champagne & Wine Social
Catering by Cupid’s Catering

Opportunity drawing & Chinese auction

Link to flyer


Adjusted Museum Hours Through September

The Olaf Wieghorst Museum will be open limited hours for the rest of the summer through the end of September. As a new Courtyard Marriott is being built across the street from the Museum,  there is very little, if any, parking during the week. The modified hours are: Thursdays & Fridays, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will include tours of the historic Wieghorst House. Please call 619.590.3431 if you have questions. Thank you for your interest in the Wieghorst Museum and we hope to see you soon.


Fashion Show Luncheon

Featuring: Fashions by Glamour Girlz Rita’s Catering Olaf’s Posse

Date: Saturday June 18th, 2016 Time: 11:00 – 2:00

Location: Elks Lodge 1400 E. Washington Ave El Cajon, CA 92019

Cost: $38.00 per person

RSVP by June 1st
Museum 619-590-3431 or Pam Reiter 858-386-2435


For tickets and more information click the link below or call us at: (619) 590-3431

link to flyer