October 8, 2018

Dunes Center to host soiree with artifacts from 1923 movie set in Guadalupe

DunesCenterGala_0187The Dunes Center will unveil recent artifacts derived from a nearby movie set site Saturday night, and the center has opened the event to the public.

"Sphinx and Drinks: Gala, Auction, and Artifact Debut" will be a festive fundraiser and educational event, meant to share artifacts excavated from the set of "The Ten Commandments" by Cecil B. DeMille’s and open the Dunes Center museum’s work for educational opportunities.

The movie was filmed in Guadalupe in 1923.

Excavating artifacts is a costly and rare occurrence. Each time crews dig, it costs about $150,000. There have been three times crews have excavated different pieces in 2012, 2014 and 2017.

There will be "toe-tapping" melodies by the Tipsy Gypsies in a 1920’s theme soiree with cocktails, local breweries and wineries, and a live auction.



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