Graffiti USA Museum – Coming Soon!

By Chris Murphy
We are bringing 1962 back!
There is only one home of American Graffiti in the whole galaxy and it’s here in Modesto USA. This is were George Lucas grew up, went to school, created his stories and raced his cars and then went to Modesto JC before heading off to USC film school and then changed the cinematic world forever.

It’s time to rock and roll and build the Graffiti USA Museum. A group of local businesspeople and car and history fans have gotten together to create a place to celebrate our Graffiti, Car and Music culture at the corner of Coldwell and Old US 99, aka North 9th. It will bring to life a night in 1962, immerse the visitors in the sights and sounds of the Graffiti USA experience. Guests will be able to walk the “10th” Street, check out KFIV radio station, check out the stores of the time, go to the Drive In and even eat in a functional recreation of our classic diners. We will celebrate our Legends of the Cruise and will create a place that will attract classic fans from around the world and build an educational center that will excite the next generation of little cruisers. This interactive museum experience will tell more of the stories that created the Graffiti days.

The Graffiti USA museum needs you, your donations, your ideas, you collectibles and possibly even your cars. We are looking for community minded people to help up build this museum and make it a reality. Hopefully soon, there will be a new building to house this museum and we need you.

The Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum is a 501(c)3 corporation and is now ready to bring this to life! The museum will celebrate our love affair with the automobile, celebrate the 10th and 11th streets that were home to Modesto’s cruising experience.

Please visit and see what is happening and to make a tax-deductible donation.
Isn’t it past time that we bring our history to life, create this place for the people of the entire world to come visit? You can help us tell our story, change our future and become the Graffiti USA center of the universe.
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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.