Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Storm

The storm this week brought welcome moisture for our neighbouring farms but left our museum with yet another building issue. The store roof lost some shingles and has sprung a leak.
Our heritage buildings are beautiful but need constant upkeep. This is a big expense for the museum's budget. Especially this year as we had already prioritized the roof of the Station as needing replacement.
This will push back other improvements that were planned in the Exhibits.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Inspection

This year's museum walk through was so much more pleasant because it was warm! Usually we are shivering as we go through the buildings that have been closed all winter.
We looked at what needs fixing, the new plans for exhibit areas, and then prioritized them all.
For the past several years we have been working to have our buildings wheelchair accessible. This year will bring some more improvements in this area.
Our heritage buildings need constant upgrading and repairs. This bites into our budget. A new roof for the Freight shed on the Station will be this year's focus as well as a bunch more painting.
There are lots of plans for exhibit changes. Hopefully we'll be able to finish some of them this summer.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Plans and more plans

Strategic planning, Business plans, Marketing plans...
Boy, I should have taken some Commerce classes years ago in university. Not I'd probably remember that much, but at least the terminology wouldn't be so foreign.

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