Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos Inc

  • NIPOMO, CA
  • http://www.danaadobe.org/

Mission Statement

DANA was founded in 1999 for the purpose of restoring and preserving the historic Dana Adobe, an original Spanish land grant home, and its' surrounding landscape to create an historical park and educational program where California's rancho era, with its' multi-ethnicity, can come to life for school children as well as adults. This 1839 adobe with its' own special multi-ethnic cultural history is an invaluable resource which will benefit all of California's residents.

The mission of this organization is to restore and preserve the historic Dana Adobe (Casa de Dana) and promote development of the Rancho Nipomo Living History Park as a means of enhancing knowledge and understanding of California’s Rancho era, to encourage an appreciation of the many peoples who contributed to that era’s influence on the present and future of California and to demonstrate the inter-dependent nature of the site’s ecosystems and human economies over time.

Main Programs

  1. Registration
  2. Education
Service Areas

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California

Nipomo, California 93444, San Luis Obispo county, Santa Barbara county, California, Kern County, Monterey county

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Ms. Marina Bobadilla Washburn

Keywords

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restoration, rancho era, californio, land grants, multicultural, native american, chumash, William Dana, Josefa Carrillo, early california history, historic preservation, adobe, California history, multi-ethnic culture, education, rancho, house museum, natural history, open space preservation, DANA ADOBE NIPOMO AMIGOS INC,

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Also Known As

DANA

EIN

77-0513007

 Number

4756325357

Physical Address

671 S. Oakglen Avenue

Nipomo, CA 93444

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Promoting understanding, enhancing knowledge and honoring the significance of the multicultural rich Rancho Era, historic restoration, preservation and riparian restoration, via the restoration of the historic 1836 Dana Adobe and the development of Rancho Nipomo, a historic living park.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Registration

DANA has begun the physical restoration and stabilization of the Adobe itself which will eventually be restored to its'appearance during the lifetime of Capt. Wm. G. Dana, the adobe architect, builder and original Spanish land grantee. We now offer educational, interpretive, and "hands-on" programs on the multi-ethnic culture of this rancho and the history of the rancho era in total, as well as docent-led tours of the adobe itself for school classes, organizations, and visitors of all ages. Most recently we began interpretive programs on the adobe's natural history focusing on the area surrounding an historic creek. We hold a three day public event called "Heritage Days" each year with re-enactors, stories, music, food and activities from the rancho era which offers samples of our cultural and educational programs and re-iterates the history of the area to the whole community.

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Budget

Program 2

Education

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Category

Animal Control

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Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Nipomo, California 93444, San Luis Obispo county, Santa Barbara county, California, Kern County, Monterey county

Funding Needs

Sustainability, operations, restoration, program and visitor center new construction funding.

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DANA ADOBE NIPOMO AMIGOS INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Marina Bobadilla Washburn

BIO

The Board of Directors of the Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos, Inc. (DANA) is proud to announce the appointment of Marina Bobadilla Washburn as Executive Director.  Ms. Washburn, a Nipomo native, recently returned to Nipomo after 15 years, spending the last twelve years in Santa Cruz, CA working in various management positions, for the Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science, (SACNAS) a national nonprofit, focused on promoting graduate science education and public sector advocacy. The last nine years, were served in executive level positions, the last three years as Deputy Director of SACNAS and managing an annual budget of over 2.5 million.  Washburn attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, majoring in Pure Mathematics and is a 1993 graduate of Arroyo Grande High School.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Brian C Kreowski

Shell Beach Law Group

Term: Nov 2012 - Dec 2013

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