My role at the Stearns History Museum changed significantly in October of 2014. The Board of Directors and staff saw the need for a change in leadership. When I was offered that opportunity, I gladly accepted. Together we created a strategic plan for the next three to five years and began the challenge to complete it successfully. When all are focused on the same goals, it’s amazing how much we can achieve together.
You hold the key to this success. Your memberships and donations will help us honor our diverse histories together and recognize that the past is what brought us to the present and is a relevant roadmap to the future.
We are at an exciting point in our lives together at your museum. We are over capacity in all of our program areas. Our community continues to grow in number and diversity. New cultures challenge us to collect and preserve artifacts and documents that represent and create an historic picture of their experiences. Our rich, new culture leads us into an exciting present and future.
We have rebuilt our staff and added bright new members to join the existing talented members to create an energized team taking us forward.
Now it’s your turn! Please join us and consider making a donation to the Stearns History Museum’s annual fund http://stearns-museum.org/annual-fund. Your support now will give us a solid start in the beginning of 2016. Donations to the annual fund are 100 percent tax deductible. While there is a tax benefit to your donation, it is your passion for this place and its role in creating an investment in our community that will benefit future generations.
Our board and a few generous donors have created a $25,000 matching gift, helping your contributions go further. Special thanks go to Bob Danaher, Gretchen Leisen and Roger Klien together with members of our Board of Directors, for making this possible. Give them your thanks as well.
- Jim Davis