Fresno Metropolitan Museum
In 1978, a group of Fresno civic leaders began to explore the possibility of creating a regional museum for the San Joaquin Valley. From 1981-1985, these members of the community raised more than $5.5 million to open the Met in the historic downtown site of the Fresno Bee building. The Museum opened its doors to the community on April 4, 1984. Since that time, the Museum has educated, enriched and entertained more than 2 million people with its programs in art, history and science. 
In January, 2010 the Museum ceased operations. The Museum was located at 1555 Van Ness Avenue in downtown Fresno between Stanislaus and Calaveras Streets.
1. accessed from the Museum's web site 1/22/05
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