Satellite Museum discussions continue
Six people representing five communities in the county met at the Nemaha County Historical Museum in Seneca on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Representatives from two other communities called to express interest and willingness to participate.
Discussion ensued about status, goals and needs at the various museums. The committee agreed a Satellite Museum Group could help meet those specific needs by establishing a contact list for state, county and local museum consultants. The group explored ways that the Satellite Museum could provide guidance with grants, training and exhibits and also agreed they could promote each other with county-wide fundraising rather than competitive activities.
The committee suggested one way to assist a Satellite Museum Group is to seek funds from state and local groups to set up the satellite program. To pursue that action, the group needed a museum representative from each of the 12 communities. A contact list was developed.
Those in attendance suggested that the Nemaha County Historical Society act as the “parent” organization to file for grant funds and guide the development of a consultant contact list. President Anita Heiman agreed to submit the request to the NCHS board for approval at the next quarterly meeting.
The group set the next meeting for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Burger Annex I, Nemaha County Historical Museum at 113 North Sixth Street in Seneca. Letters will be sent to each of the community mayors and community contacts prior to the meeting.
For more information, contact NCHS president Anita Heiman at 785-556-4094; GHRC&D president Carol Hughes at 785-336-6255; Nancy Gafford at 785-284-3099; or DarlAnn Rial at 785-294-1174.