Memorial brick program benefits museum, chamber

Memorial bricks can be purchased and placed in the Village Green in the Aptos Village Project, thanks to a new program launched by the Aptos Chamber of Commerce and Aptos History Museum. Contributed photo.

Anyone looking to commemorate an anniversary, death or any other important moment in their lives can now announce it right in the heart of the Aptos Village Project.

The Aptos Chamber of Commerce and Aptos History Museum recently launched the “Name-A-Brick Program,” where for a $200 fee, a 45-character message can be inscribed on a brick that will be placed in a tree well in the Village Green.

John Hibble, co-executive director of the Aptos Chamber, said the brick program could fill the void left behind when a memorial wall in Seacliff was removed in 2016.

“We think this is a great alternative for people that are trying to memorialize some activity in their lives,” he said.

Aptos Village developer Swenson and Central Home Supply are helping out with the project, Hibble said.

The brick program is a fundraiser for the Aptos History Museum and the chamber. Hibble said events throughout the year benefiting the museum go toward paying rent at its 7605 Old Dominion Court, but the hope of the brick fundraiser is to help the museum, now in its 13th year, become more self-sufficient, including hiring a part-time curator.

“It will really, really help both organizations if it has any kind of positive response,” he said.

For information, call 688-1467.

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