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2021 Annual Appeal

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Exploring history is an everyday occurrence at the Wilson Museum, but making history is an entirely different feat. Both were accomplished during 2021. Taking a short look back, the Museum and its members:

  • Welcomed nearly 6,000 visitors who participated in our 100th anniversary celebrations, festivities, and programs.
  • Extended our best wishes and appreciation to Patty Hutchins, who retired after nearly 50 years of dedicated service.
  • Introduced Julia Gray as the Museum’s new executive director
  • Sucessfully established the Patricia L. Hutchins Endowed Intern Fund.
  • Hosted a historic Wilson Family reunion.

It was a great year to be part of the Wilson Museum, and your support made it all happen. Thank you for ensuring that the Wilson Museum continues to forge connections through its beautiful campus, one-of-a-kind collection, and multi-sensory and multi-generational learning experiences. People are inspired by the land and seascape around us. They are excited to explore different cultures across time and space. And they learn together as families, friends, and students, tapping senses of sight, touch, smell, and sound.

As we move into 2022, opportunities abound to build on our strengths, grow our potential, and explore new ideas. In a rapidly changing world, museums, including the Wilson Museum, can play essential roles in our communities, strengthening civic engagement and demonstrating the relevance of history to today’s challenges.

In the coming year, your continued support will help us:

  • Create new program series that connect timely current issues and historical inquiry with our diverse and global collections.
  • Strengthen existing collaborations while building new relationships as we begin planning for the commemoration of our nation’s 250th in 2026, bringing in a multitude of voices and perspectives.
  • Update museum exhibits to connect visitors with both the history and the contemporary people and cultures represented in these exhibits.
  • Grow our living history programs and opportunities for hands-on, multi-sensory learning for visitors of all ages.

Thank you for supporting the Wilson Museum with a gift to our Annual Appeal. Together, we will continue to expand our reach and impact within our community and beyond.

 


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