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The MDHCA is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to saving our desert heritage and telling our stories. Our slogan, Non Nobis Solum, "Not for ourselves alone," embodies the spirit of the MDHCA membership.

By becoming a member of the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association you are supporting the preservation of our unique desert history. Your membership dues go directly toward the operation of the historic Goffs Schoolhouse and the surrounding 75-acre cultural center.

To join or renew your membership, simply subscribe HERE.


  • FREE admission to the museum and member-only events.

  • Volunteer Opportunities.

  • Subscriptions to our newsletters - [4] Mojave Road Reports per year and the monthly Goffsgram.

  • Purchase our rare books in the museum store or online.

  • FREE dry camping at Goffs up to one week per year.

  • FREE EV charge for your vehicle.



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A distinctive aspect of the impressive work completed since 1980 by the Friends of the Mojave Road and the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association is that it has all been done by generous individuals. Ordinary people, having sufficient confidence in the goals being pursued, come forward and donate resources and time in pursuit of these goals. It is kind of like America used to be.

We need help of all kinds, ranging from processing our archival collections, to supporting our publications program, to physical assistance in developing and maintaining the improvements on the 75 acres making up the Goffs Cultural Center. Whether you like to use a computer or a shovel, there is bound to be something you'd enjoy doing. To find out about the latest volunteer projects and how you can become involved, subscribe to the Mojave Road Report.



We are very aware that the wonderful things accomplished since 1981 with the Mojave Road and since 1990 at Goffs are greatly attributable to the efforts of a large group of generous and dedicated volunteers. The contributions of some are modest—the contributions of others are huge. All are equally appreciated. Over the years we have used the Mojave Road Report newsletter to acknowledge the support we receive, big and small. To be sure these acknowledgements are perpetuated into the future, we periodically publish accumulated series of the Reports in book form, make them available to our membership, and donate copies to libraries.

In 1990, we instituted the Wagon Master Award. This highest award is issued annually to people who have provided support and assistance "above and beyond the call." Hundreds of Wagon Masters have been awarded to many different people. 


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Help us achieve our goal of raising $50,000 to secure the existence of the Dennis G. Casabier Library and Goffs Cultural Center in perpetuity! We are grateful to all of our past donors and we hope this year is the year we achieve our goal!

Purchase a 4" x 8" brick for $100.00 or an 8" x 8" brick for $175 that will be forever immortalized at Goffs. 

Each brick is laser engraved, with up to three lines on the 4 " x 8" brick and up to six lines on the 8' x 8' brick (all letters are capitalized for consistency).

Choose a donor certificate or mini brick that is an exact replica of your donated brick at checkout. 

Download the Brochure for more information. 



The Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation formed to ensure the Goffs Cultural Center and Mojave Desert Archives will exist in perpetuity.

You can directly support the preservation activities of the MDHCA by making a one-time. Or, consider donating to our Wish List below.  Your tax deductible cash contribution can be made securely with the buttons below. Thank you!


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We are looking for mature, motivated, responsible, sojourners to provide a presence, water plants on the grounds, and perform light maintenance duties in this high desert environment. Will also help greet visitors at our historic schoolhouse museum on weekends. Prefer a minimum stay of one month, preferably longer.


Goffs is in Southern California 100 miles south of Las Vegas and 30 miles west of the Colorado River, just off I-40.

Please call 760-733-4482 for further information or e-mail us at If using email, put the word 'Sojourner' in the subject line.

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