Here’s a message from our friends over at Rancho Obi-Wan:
Inspiration for Every Generation
Last year’s build-up to The Force Awakens took us many places. We saw lots of old friends and met many new ones. Today we’d like to tell you all about what’s up this year–our fifth anniversary!
We have two collection installations that you can currently view:
“Eye of the Collector” at The Perot Museum in Dallas can be seen through Labor Day. Enjoy a sampling of the items found here at ROW as well as many other diverse collections like PEZ, Dallas Cowboys and fossils.
Copperfield’s in Petaluma has a small selection of unusual Star Wars books from ROW displayed in one window.
Our free school-tour program has tripled now that we have docents who are expanding our ability to serve the increasing number of young people embracing Star Wars fandom. We have recently inspired groups from local middle and high schools, universities, homeschoolers and continuing education programs.
Please partner with us to continue these endeavors as we use the collection at Rancho Obi-Wan to serve the public and inspire the world.
Announcing our spring 2016 fundraiser: Inspiration for Every Generation
You can join with Rancho Obi-Wan to fulfill our mission to inspire creativity for generations to come! Even a small donation helps fund:
the operation of the museum
the protection and documentation of the collection
free educational tours for schools
donated tours to other charities for their fundraisers
traveling exhibits of specially curated objects
Every donation of $45 or more receives a one-year membership to Rancho Obi-Wan and a special thank you gift. This year’s membership patch features art by Daniel Bergren.
Rancho Recruiter continues–refer a friend or Become a Fundraiser with your own official Rancho Obi-Wan fundraiser page and share with your office, Facebook friends, or family.
Listen to a live podcast fundraiser to benefit Rancho Obi-Wan hosted by Jimmy “Mac” McInerney of Rebel Force Radio and Steve Sansweet. Special guests from the Star Wars world and beyond will be coming to you direct from Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, CA. You won’t want to miss the fun!
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We are excited to announce that the first Rancho Obi-Wan book will be launching for Celebration Anaheim!
Rancho Obi-Wan Book
Rancho Obi-Wan’s 900-square-foot exhibit at Celebration Anaheim April 16-19 will focus on how Star Wars fans through the years have made their own tremendous contributions to that far-away galaxy, and in commemoration the nonprofit museum will make available a limited print-run book, “Inspired by the Force:Star WarsFan Artifacts & Art.”
The full-color, hardcover 72-page book will act as an exhibit guide, containing photos and stories of scores of the items on display. Written and photographed by Steve Sansweet and Anne Neumann, with design and layout by Stan Stice, the book is intended to be the first volume in a series, “The Treasures of Rancho Obi-Wan.” It also includes a 4-page centerspread foldout that has hundreds of photos of visitors to Rancho and to our exhibits at past Celebration events.
The new book, with an initial printing of just 1,000 copies, is one of several surprises that Rancho will reveal in the weeks leading up to what many believe will be the largest and most exciting Star Wars fan event ever.
The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience exhibit will feature fan objects and art starting in the late 1970s through today, from an airbrushed van tire cover and hand-tooled leather backgammon board to a Chewbacca tissue box cover and bird house, from amazing art mash-ups based on a print by Goya and a painting by Picasso to bizarre limited edition figurines made by urban artists.
The book will cost $25 and pre-orders for pick-up at Celebration will begin in March on RanchoObiWan.org.
Both Steve Sansweet, chairman and CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan, and Anne Neumann, vice president and general manager, will be available at posted hours to sign the new book at no charge.
More exciting news about the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience Exhibit and other Rancho activities will be announced soon!
The Star Wars themed episode of My Family Recipe Rocks will premiere on Disney XD Thursday, August 1st at 8pm ET/PT. It will air on the Live Well Network August 18th at 8:30 pm ET/PT.
Host Joey Fatone visits the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia showcased in a museum on the “Ranch Obi Wan” near Skywalker Ranch and cooks a Star Wars themed breakfast from the Star Wars Cookbook with Rancho Obi-Wan’s own Steve Sansweet and Anne Neumann!
This special is part of “Disney Fandom,” a three-night programming event on Disney XD celebrating fans and showcasing programming from Disney, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and more.