DSBE, A California Corporation
EPAMA Mosque Project
Dome of the Rock at night viewed from the Austrian Hospice
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DSBE's founder is committed to seeing the foundation and endowment of a museum in East Palo Alto. Years ago, he was the Vice-President of the Triton Alliance, in support of the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, which was founded by his late friends Robert O. and June Hall Morgan. He was also in the Leadership Circle of the Tech Museum in San Jose during its transition into its new facilities. What he believes best applies to East Palo Alto, however, is his lifetime membership in the Pittsburg Historical Society Museum of Pittsburg, California, as well as his ties to the Japanese-American Friendship Museum in San Jose as both were grassroots effort of local community devotion.
Inferring from the number of abandoned efforts documented by the California Secretary of State and local hearsay, several past efforts have been made to realize a museum or at least an enduring historical association which would be a necessary precondition and adjunct to a museum.
East Palo Alto has a unique and rich history which DSBE's founder believes should not be buried under gentrification nor whitewashed. Since he became a resident again in April of 2011 (as he was back in 1983 at his first in-law's,) he made a personal commitment to leverage his connections and skills in helping to organize a museum, but only when it fits into the overall scheme of his personal life plans and those in the service of realizing DSBE.
DSBE itself does not plan on being directly involved with this effort, as it is one of the projects which are planned to be among the charter goals of DSBF, an intended non-profit corporation DSBE's founder plans on turning more of his attention to once DSBE is sufficiently profitable.
Pittsburg Historical Society Museum (est. 1961,) Pittsburg, California
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