Welcome to the 2013 OFMD
participant information and registration page. On behalf
of the board of directors of the Fort MacArthur Museum
Association, I want to take a moment and say "thank you"
for taking time out of your schedule to support the
event and the Fort MacArthur Museum. - Joe Janesic
This year we are continuing the
on-line registration process as a way to reduce the
amount of paperwork and make the show easier to manage.
The leader of
each participating group is required to register the number
of members they think will attend the event.
Why the $10 registration fee is
important to us:
Old Fort MacArthur Days is the principal
fundraiser for the Fort MacArthur Museum Association.
The income earned from this event helps to cover the
expense of maintaining a number of programs here at the
Fort MacArthur Museum. These programs include, the
restoration of the historic structures, acquisition of
artifacts, site interpretation, and the general expenses
of keeping the museum open to the public.
The generally accepted policy for
income / expense ratio with an event of this type is 1:3
in other words, for every dollar we spend to host the
event, we need to have three dollars returned for it to
be considered successful. The $10 per person participant fee helps
us get closer to that goal by helping to offset expenses
such as: Insurance, portable toilets, trash collection,
and the city required permits including police and fire
In past years; the City of Los
Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks has been
able to partially offset the costs associated with the
portable toilets and permits. However, the current state
of Los Angeles City Budget has left the department in a
position where they may not be able to provide us this
Your ten dollar contribution
helps us keep the event going; the success of this event
is a direct result of your generosity and great
performances during the event. …Thanks for your support.
Over the years this event has
continued to grow and with the construction of the new
High School project, the amount of
parking available to us continues
to be less then it has been
in years past. This is likely going to continue to be a
problem for another few months before the school is
finished and we can use the planned parking lots. We will be
publishing more information about the parking situation
as we get closer to the show, so please this page from
time to time.