|Update Feb 15, 2006 —
Mohoff has halted
collecting funds until he can arrange a building permit:
important, I need someone in Mexico to help us get the
before we collect money."
In 2009 Mohoff died.
2006 marks the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Russian Molokan Colony in the Guadalupe Valley, near Ensenada, Mexico. Thousands of tourists have visited the streets and nearby wineries where the Molokan Colony flourished and many more tourists will come. Thanks in part to the Molokans, the Guadalupe Valley turned a once virgin land into productive and progressive farms that continue to attract visitors.*
A project, headed by me, is underway to erect a Historical Monument that will honor the dedicated and brave Russian families who settled in the Guadalupe Valley 100 years ago. The 30" x 30" stone monument will be placed on the grounds of the Russian Molokan Church. Currently, no monument exists that pays tribute to the Pryguny
|I was born in
Guadalupe Valley, in the home of my Russian parents,
and I will never forget the kindness of Mexican people and
emotional bond I feel for Guadalupe. I have carefully
history of the Russian Colony in my book, "The Russian
I hope that you will join me in our dream to establish a Historical Monument that win leave a lasting and loving tribute to the Russians who so dearly loved this Valley. The Russian influence in the Guadalupe Valley has lured historians, scholars and artists as well as curious tourists who have marveled at the legacy left by this group of hardworking and determined people.
If you are interested in helping with this project to erect the Historical Monument honoring the
George W. Mohoff (1924-2009)
2221 Via Camille
Montebello CA 90640
|PROPOSED FRONT: Spanish||PROPOSED BACK: English|
local newspaper article about
opening of the museum in Guadalupe it is reported that in
the president of Mexico, Lopez Mateos, came to the Russian
Colony and "he said that the Russians converted this
virgin land of the
Guadalupe Valley to
an oasis, such that today we can enjoy its fruit."