2022 Summer Fundraiser: Bidwell in Bloom

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On Friday, July 29th, we celebrated the beauty of the gardens and grounds of the Bidwell House Museum while also honoring Rob and Cindy Hoogs.

Rob’s leadership as board president for more than a decade (2010-2022) helped make the Bidwell House into the wonderful museum it is today! During his tenure, he has guided the Museum through numerous projects, including: a Capital Campaign; a multi-year renovation and preservation project that included a new roof and an accessible entrance; the creation of the Native American Interpretive Trail on the grounds; an expansion in Museum programming online and into the off-season; and the completion of a Conservation Restriction on 180 acres of the property in 2021. In addition, he has donated hundreds of hours of his time working with various Board committees and along with his wife Cindy Hoogs, has spent many hours working in the gardens and on the grounds to make sure the Museum always looks beautiful for visitors.