Museum of Teaching and Learning Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

The Museum of Teaching and Learning (MOTAL) celebrated its 10-yer anniversary last month.

Online PR News – 13-October-2017 – Fullerton, CA – The Museum of Teaching and Learning (MOTAL), a museum dedicated to educating people about education, celebrated its 10-year anniversary last month. To mark the occasion, MOTAL held a gala entitled “School Days: Come As You Were” at The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA. The gala honored the arts in education with a juried art auction. Gala Art committee members included: Jim Dahl, Betsy Gibbs, Jesse LaTour, Matthew Leslie, Greta Nagel, and Paul Nagel.

During the celebration MOTAL presented three Arts Advocate of the Year awards to educators who extend learning outside the classroom and within the community. The honorees were Fullerton School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Pletka, retired Dean of Fine Arts at Fullerton College Robert Bob Jenson, and retired elementary school teacher from the Oceanview School District Carlone Herman.

The gala brought together a wide variety of people ranging from educators, public officials, artists, and supporters. Entertainment included Improv by Second City Hollywood, rock-and-roll music and dancing by The Ravelers, and a selfie booth! Additional educational activities included hand writing analysis and displays of two of MOTAL’s traveling exhibitions, A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation in California and Two Roads, One Journey: Education in China and the United States.

Only one third of all small businesses reach their 10th anniversary, and MOTAL is aware that its achievement involved the assistance of their members. The Museum of Teaching and Learning is largely supported by the greater Orange County area and the team of active volunteeers that make MOTAL a possibility. With growing ties to other museums MOTAL has formed an alliance with museums around the country with the intent to open a museum about education in Washington, D.C.

The Gala was sponsored by Mary Deming, Minard Duncan, Michael Habashi, Dan Jacbosen, Terry Kristiansen, Greta Nagel and Loren Doll. Additional sponsors included the following organizations Blick Art Materials, Camp Bow Wow, Guardian Financial Partners, LCPtracker, McCoy Mills Ford, Print ’n’ Save Inc. and Village Art Center.


The Museum of Teaching and Learning is a museum on the move with traveling exhibitions highlighting key points and interests in the field of education. Exhibitions have previously been on display in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Ana, Riverside, Fullerton, and more!

The Museum of Teaching and Learning exhibitions are known for creative approaches and informal learning techniques that include interactive museum technology. MOTAL exhibitions are built to enrich the learning experience, are extensively researched and paired with fascinating stories that serve as springboards for public conversations and classroom activities. Located in sunny Orange County, California, MOTAL is an independent nonprofit.

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Media Contact: Norma Ames, MOTAL Exhibit and Project Assistant P.O. Box 3820 Fullerton, CA 92832