Wednesday, March 16, 2011

From the Director

Spring is just weeks away and we ARE busy. Aine, Aaron, Paul and I are working hard to pull the Irish exhibit together in time for our May 6th opening. I also have been applying for grants and writing for sponsorships, ultimately trying to keep our programming at the level you have come to expect from the Museum and that we expect of ourselves. So it is a challenging time and an exciting time.
As you will see throughout the year the Board and staff are doing our best to bring in more funds to the Museum. Joe Goss’s Science and Technology Series is one such example. It was a tremendous success and brought new monies and reached out to new audiences! The first big change for 2011 is that the Board has decided to charge admission to the Museum this year. The charge will be $5 for adults and free for children 18 and under; members will also be free. The gift shop will be enhanced this year with an expanded inventory of new books and other items. We will also be undertaking new marketing efforts that you will witness as we move forward. There will be some new fundraisers and programs to come and we hope you will join us at these events– not only helping us to keep the status quo– but helping us to be better!

Thank you for your support! Brad

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