Fans of cinema and the silver ball came together last Thursday to raise funds for the potential Pacific Pinball Museum relocation to the Alameda’s Carnegie Library. Thousands were raised at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex through donations, sales of commemorative T-shirts and patches and a live auction raising around $5,000 through the sales of pinball memorabilia.
Five museums call Alameda home: the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave.; the Meyers House and Gardens, 2021 Alameda Ave.; the Naval Air Museum, 2151 Ferry Point; the USS Hornet Museum, 707 W. Hornet Ave.; and the Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St.
If the California Historical Radio Society (CHRS) gets its wish it will soon add the Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame to this list. CHRS is currently reaching out beyond its 400 members to help raise cash to purchase a building in Alameda to house its collections.