Invite Congress to Your Museum!
In preparation for the MMA Annual Conference, Sharing our Stories: The Role of Michigan Museums, we invited members to share their stories of federal, state, and local officials visiting their institutions. Below are the responses we received. If you would like to share your story, please send a message to CJohnston@mimuseums.com and we will post it here and on social media leading up to the annual conference October 17-19, 2017.
Legislative Awareness at the Saugatuck-Douglas
Each year we apply for competitive grant funds from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), which receives some federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in addition to allocated state funds. Accordingly, it is in our own best interest to keep our state and federal legislators informed and aware of just what we are doing to preserve local history and who benefits from our work.