8 November 2018 marks the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) in 1943. Coincidentally, it is also the 25th Anniversary of the China Lake Museum Foundation (CLMF) established in 1993.

The CLMF is organizing the celebration for these events with activities on Friday and Saturday,  November 9 and 10. These celebrations will culminate with a Dinner Gala at the Kerr McGee Center on Saturday 10 November.

The China Lake Stories event will be held at the China Lake Museum, 130 E. Las Flores on Friday, 9 November at 3:00 PM. Weather permitting, it will be held on the patio on the east side of the museum. A PA system will ensure that your stories will be heard and enjoyed by all. You are welcome to bring props to enhance your story.


If you wish to participate, please send your name and story title(s) to Bob Smith at rdsmith1@mchsi.com, Nancy at chinalakemuseum@mediacombb.net, or Jenn at chinalakemuseumstoremanager@gmail.com or call the China Lake Museum at 760 677-2866. Stories should be no longer than 15 minutes.

Tickets for the Dinner Gala on Saturday evening can be purchased by calling the China Lake Museum at 760 677-2866, e-mailing Jenn at chinalakemuseumstoremanager@gmail.com, or visiting the China Lake Museum at 130 E. Las Flores Ave., Ridgecrest, CA 93555. The museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. No tickets will be available at the door.

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