I am giving part of a presentation later in the month. I have been getting ready for it. I think I know what I want to say..now I just have to re write it until it flows and inspires.
I hate meetings..but I had one yesterday and scheduled another one next week..a committee meeting. Four of us are working on a huge presentation. I have to take photos of a whole bunch of “now” scenes around town and match them with old photos and make a slide show presentation.
It will all be fine..I am to be inspiring about the future of the museum..whilst others concentrate on the history and the inner workings of the museum.
This is part of what I will say.
I have always been a dreamer. I dream of the Hubbard County Historical Museum being handicap accessible. A place where young and old could gather year round. A building with heat and air conditioning. A busy vibrant place where "oldsters" could gather for a game of checkers..a place where old stories and "life how it used to be" could be shared on a daily basis. It could be the heart and soul of the community and a fun place to visit with many different activities and traveling exhibits. A place where silent movies are shown, a place where you might go for an old fashioned pie social, or a box lunch auction..or a taffy pull..or to churn butter or to make homemade ice cream. A place where you could bring your grandkids for the afternoon for a game of hopscotch or marbles.
Is that inspiring? Do you suppose I might inspire someone to volunteer, become a member, donate or buy a ticket for our upcoming Chuck Wagon Dinner?
I completed two huge projects in February..both fundraisers. The results from one are starting to trickle in with the pre sale of tickets for the Chuck Wagon Dinner…only one person wrote a nasty note that said “Don’t send me anymore tickets in the mail. We might be gone and we don’t mind spending more for our tickets at the door.” The other project starts at the township level next Tuesday night at the annual township meetings. I am hoping for donations. We will see what happens next…I am hopeful.
Yesterday I laid the groundwork with the Board to redo this room. Brace yourself!
It doesn’t have a name yet. I call it the Jail Cell Room..because that is part of an old jail cell from the old jail that used to be next door to the courthouse. Gus the Ghost might be a bit upset when his room is disturbed. He is dumfounding men this winter..he isn’t allowing a light to come on..many men have checked the bulb, the switch and the circuit breaker box..multiple times..I know it is Gus..just pulling a trick on them all..and I smile.
This is a Jail Cell door.
Every jail cell needs a toilet and a sink..both are waiting to go on display.
If all goes well with donations and fundraisers we will be able to complete the needed work in this room…along with some other work that needs to be done in other rooms. Keep your finger and toes crossed for me:)