Thank you for your tremendous support and for sharing our posts and information on social media!
Together we raised more than $28,000 to help Rancho Obi-Wan in our spring fundraising campaign. Every dollar raised from 400+ donors and 20+ individual fundraisers supports our mission to inspire kids—and the kid in all of us—by sparking the imagination and creativity that makes Star Wars the worldwide phenomenon that it remains after nearly 40 years.
Your continuing support helps fund the operation of the museum including the preservation of collectibles and documentation for future generations, lets us give free educational tours to schools, allows us to donate tours to other charities for their own fundraisers, and helps support traveling exhibits of specially curated objects.
None of the funds raised goes to acquire or ship collectibles so we would also like to thank those who have recently donated pieces to the museum.
In the U.S., your donations are tax-deductible (check with your tax advisor), but the worldwide care and backing for our mission is priceless. This is our fifth year operating as a nonprofit and we continue booking tours and events, but we will always need your help to keep the lights on and our mission moving.
The Force is truly strong with you all!
Our best regards,
Steve Sansweet, CEO
Anne Neumann, General Manager
Our Board of Directors and Staff
^ Thank you note by Drawing Board Greeting Cards circa 1977
Unveiling Finn’s helmet—from the most authentic line of prop replicas ever made. Rancho Obi-Wan is proud to take part in the unveiling of a new line that comes as close to screen-used props as possible. Thanks to Lucasfilm, we’re excited to add to our collection this incredible FN-2187 Stormtrooper helmet … Continue reading
In response to a number of inquiries, we wanted to let everyone know that Rancho Obi-Wan will not be exhibiting at Star Wars Celebration Europe this July. We hope those who are attending have a great time in London and that we will be able to see everyone in Orlando … Continue reading
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! Thanks to your contributions and support, at the end of 2015 we added a … Continue reading
I was born after the release of Episode VI, Return of the Jedi, which, for all intents and purposes, means that I’ve been a Star Wars fan my entire life. I still have my late grandfather’s original VHS copies of the trilogy, which I would watch every time I was … Continue reading
By Anne Neumann VP, General Manager Last year I wrote a blog celebrating my ninth year here at Rancho Obi-Wan. All of a sudden another year has swept past and now I’ve been here a full decade! And what a year it was! With the anticipation and build-up to Star … Continue reading
Rancho Obi-Wan was thrilled to participate in the KRAFT Star Wars Macaroni and Cheese commercial now airing. Check out the new blog on StarWars.com that talks about my experiences on set! Share : … Continue reading
UPDATE: View the 2015 Galaween Auction Preview Page — Click Here! Rancho Obi-Wan’s annual fundraiser on Oct. 24th, Galaween, will celebrate the ties between Star Wars and Halloween with special guests, games, auctions, dinner and drinks. Members can log in to purchase their tickets now. Galaween takes place in the … Continue reading
Rancho Obi-Wan has curated a display of dozens of carefully selected pieces of Star Wars memorabilia for Toys “R” Us that will go on display in connection with the chain’s epic Destination: Star Wars program worldwide, culminating in Midnight opening at 12:01 AM Sept. 4. The 25 separate memorabilia displays … Continue reading
The year’s not even half over, but already this has been an amazing one for Star Wars fans everywhere…and for Rancho Obi-Wan too. We’ve published our first book, “Inspired by the Force: Star Wars Fan Artifacts & Art.” It’s available through our member store. From April 16-19, we participated in … Continue reading