Executive director of The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, Nina Daldrup (left), and the museum director of marketing and communications, Gentry Spronken (right), discuss the first annual fundraising gala, Vegrandis, that will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012.

The Tucson community is full of museums showcasing everything from desert life to artistic works. But only one museum lets visitors see the world in miniature.

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures first opened in 2009, and is now holding its first fundraising event.

The fundraising event will feature an exclusive look at a new exhibit, called "Shaping Arizona Statehood: The George Stuart Historical Figures of the Movement West."

There will also be a silent auction and an evening with George S. Stuart himself, the creator of most of the figures at the museum.

The fundraising event will be held Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures on 4455 East Camp Lowell Drive in Tucson.