MONDAY MORNING MUSEUM UPDATE – December 5, 2022

The “Monday Morning Museum Update” is here to keep you updated on what staff and volunteers are doing in your community every day in serving and celebrating the history of Lindsborg and the surrounding region. This weekly update both looks back at what happened last week and look ahead at what’s coming.

Upcoming:

  • Museum Board of Directors meets on Thursday.

 

For November 28 – December 4, 2022:

The big news! We had an anonymous Smoky Valley resident come forward with a $50,000 Match Challenge gift! Until December 31, the donor will make a Double Match to donations of any amount (so, for example, a $100 gift will also secure $200 matching funds) and will Triple Match new and renewing individual and family memberships!

Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum Celebrate the Mill's 125th Year $50,000 Match Challenge!

All Staff

  • Prepared for being a host location for Artists’ Studio Open House, and hosted three guest artists on Saturday, December 3.
  • Caroline prepared presentation materials, and Adam and Lenora spoke to the weekly AdHoc meeting, which was held last Wednesday at the museum.

Lenora Lynam, Executive Director, and Caroline de Filippis, Community Development Director

  • Reviewed Quickbooks entries for correct amounts.
  • Made staff recommendations for 2023 budget to the Board of Directors.

Caroline de Filippis, Community Development Director

  • Process new donations and memberships.
  • Arrange for guest speaker in March.
  • Help with a product return.
  • EPIC Committee visit to Great Bend.
  • Internal planning with board members.
  • Prepare special temporary exhibition planned for January 2023.

Adam Pracht, Marketing and Communications Director

  • Social media posts.
  • Met with the Match Challenge anonymous donor and worked out terms of the challenge grant.
  • Created a graphic for the Match Challenge and wrote and sent out a news release on the news.
  • Prepared and purchased Facebook targeted advertising.
  • Added a link in website footer to the museum’s new LinkedIn page.
  • Purchased Christmas-related newspaper ads.
  • Printed and distributed Heritage Christmas flyers at locations across Lindsborg.
  • Looked into signage questions with the city.
  • Contacted volume purchasing programs to enroll and save money on basic supplies.
  • Closed new items for gift shop survey and began analysis of results.
  • Gave input on staff budget recommendations.

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