The ROW Experience: Kids!

We’ve always had kids as visitors to Rancho Obi-Wan, even long before we were organized as a non-profit Star Wars museum in 2011: neighborhood kids, kids who are related to friends and neighbors and school kids on authorized class outings with their teachers and a few parents as chaperones.

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40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back Facebook Live Parts 1 & 2

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2020 was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience booth was to exhibit a selection of items celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. Conceptualized by our docents, Dan Norgan and Michelle Norgan, it would have taken you on a journey from concept to screen to collectible. Here is part 1 & part 2 of a Facebook Live showcasing many of the items that would have been on exhibit, plus others we would not have been able to bring. In addition, in part 1, take a tour through our bedroom exhibit that was installed at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. In part 2, take a rare view of one of our back storage isles.

Produced by Mark Rusciano
Support by Consetta Parker

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The ROW Experience: Welcome to the museum

When we have guests at the museum they are greeted by Obi-Wan Kenobi himself. In the hutch at the top of the stairs Steve talks about some of the objects stored there.

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The ROW Experience: Tours in 2008

In 2008, still many years before the thought of forming a nonprofit museum, Steve was giving tours to school kids on a regular basis. It's always given Steve great joy to share the items from his collection. Seeing the emotion on people's faces or hearing their gasps as the door opens to the museum is life-affirming.

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May the 4th be with you!

Every day is Star Wars day at Rancho Obi-Wan! We hope you all find joy in immersing yourselves in Star Wars.

Guinness World Records has created a special treat for you today with a 17 minute walk-though of the museum with Steve Sansweet.

And at 2pm PST today Steve Sansweet will show off his “art figure” collection on the Scum & Villainy 24 hour live stream.

From Steve, Anne, and all the docents and volunteers at Rancho Obi-Wan, have a fantastic day!


The ROW Experience: Smiles, Games, Stuff


What is the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience? It's more a feeling. It's nostalgia, excitement, joy, fun, unique. When you come to Rancho Obi-Wan we welcome you to our home. We introduce you to our animal-friends. We walk to the back barn and look at the rolling hills; and a few outdoor Star Wars things like a full-sized Jawa Sandcrawler tread. But it really hasn't changed over the years. Steve set the tone from the very beginning.

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Little Debbie and Rancho Obi-Wan—an Intergalactic Match!

Patty Hammond find some!
Patty Hammond find some!
McKee foods, a family-owned maker of cakes and cookies with such “Cosmic Snack” brands as Star Crunch, Cloud Cakes and Cosmic Cupcakes, has launched a promotion with Rancho Obi-Wan to give away a tour of Rancho during a trip for four to San Francisco as well as 12 different collectible Rancho Obi-Wan trading cards randomly packed in specially-marked boxes of Star Crunch.
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