I’m trying not to be impressed by our own success, but no one at the museum expected to have 140 people show up at last night’s event. We were thinking 20-30 interested souls. In retrospect, I’m not surprised. The community’s desire to see the museum open has been tangible since day 1, but yesterday was the first day that it was demonstrated en force.
I had a great conversation with one participant about the importance of the museum in the community. He’s seen it coming for some time and has encouraged others to invest in it. He hasn’t had a great response thus far, but we hypothosized that if we got this type of audience with shoe-string budgeted program, we can tug the community’s imagination as to what a need there is for this museum and for what we can achieve.