What do you see as the Long-Term goals for the Champaign County Historical Society & Museum? This was the question that came up at a recent board meeting. In 5 to 10 years, what should we have accomplished?
The board will be looking at developing long term goals for us in the next several board meetings. your thoughts and ideas are welcome.
I'm sure that "SPACE" will be one of our goals. It has become evident that we need more space for a number of reasons. Our last program was over capacity by 60 persons. Our exhibit space is about filled up, and we are being offered items and whole collections, but need the space to adequately display them.
We have started discussing the need for an addition to the museum, but financing that addition will be a daunting task.
Another certain goal will be "VISABILITY" to the public. I have heard that many county residents thought our Museum was an abandoned building. Our board members are working hard to dispel this perception with improvements to our façade, our exhibits, and our communication tools.
Lastly, come over and visit our Museum and I am certain that you will be delighted with what you learn.
My extended remarks are published in our April Newsletter "Champaign Chronicles" D.D.
Champaign County Historical Society Board President