AAHS Vision and
The Museum should be a showcase facility that any community would
B. The Museum should be a fun, learning environment that
connects local people to world events and people of other locales
C. The Museum should honor the achievements of local
individuals that can serve to spark the dreams and ambitions of our
D. The Museum should not be a warehouse for antiques. The
items in it should have a local connection and meaning.
E. The Museum should be attractive to outsiders that want to
learn about the history and life of small town residents.
F. The Museum should be a protective environment that keeps
area treasures safe.
G. The Society should provide grants to enable students and
teachers in the TVHS District to explore local history.
H. The Society should provide grants and assistance to
support creative endeavors and achievements.
I. The Society has a special requirement to publicize,
preserve and display the special 17-star U.S. flag in its
Membership Goal [10-Year Membership Goal—1,000 new members.]
We are going to average 8 to 9 new members per month which will put
us right on the pace to reach our goal. We have the added incentive
of a benefactor providing $100 to our endowment for each new member
up to 100 per year.
Mission Space Needs Goal
At present we occupy less than 2,000 sq. ft. We could immediately
fill 6,000 sq. ft. Over the next 10 years we will need 10,000 to
14,000 sq. ft. to adequately store and display the artifacts that
will be in our possession.
Endowment Goal [10-Year Endowment Fund Donations Goal--$250,000.]
Over $100,000 pledged (membership challenges must be reached) in
Expansion Private Fundraising Goal [Building Fundraising Pledge
Over $28,000 received and an additional $20,000 pledged in year one.
Building Expansion Public Sources Goal --$500,000
We will use the monies raised in our private fundraising drive to
capture additional matching grant monies for a new facility. The
general rule is that you should be able to double the private
fund-raising for capital.