Signage for "Marketing a Heritage" Gallery
Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.
Our grant initially proposed the creation of the signs for the exhibit, and your office (wisely) adjusted that to be just the creation of the text, graphic design, and exhibit plan. That change allowed us to spend appropriate time and budget on the planning stage. We have not yet met our initial goal of creation of the signs, but hope to this winter.
The application also stated that the board and members of the Twin City Model Railroad Museum become more familiar with the effort, time, and thoughtfulness required to create high-quality exhibits. This goal has certainly been met, as the board has become much more aware of these aspects of exhibit development. The opportunity to learn about the value of high-quality research and message development has been particularly important.
Our long term-goal of increased visitor knowledge and satisfaction will not be possible until we do install the exhibit.