Donner Memorial State Park: The Donner Project

Goal $1.8 million

The Pioneer Monument was dedicated on June 6, 1918 and erected in honor of all who made the difficult trek across the western plains and mountains to reach California during the 1840s. Constructed near the site of the cabins that gave shelter to the Donner Party, work on the monument began in 1901. Since then, the monument has stood in testament to the thousands of families and individuals who risked all for a better life and honors the pioneer spirit of those who came before us.

The monument needs our help!  

After nearly 100 Truckee winters it is in dire need of repair.  In addition to the monument restoration, we will be improving the landscaping around the monument, and constructing an outdoor community educational pavilion.

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