WMA hosts elected officials for Museums Advocacy Day
WMA celebrated Museums Advocacy Day on March 2nd, hosting area elected officials to learn more about the museum’s work and impact within the Wiregrass community.
Created by the American Alliance of Museums in 2009, Museums Advocacy Day has been a unique opportunity to unite museum colleagues and supporters from across the country as one voice to reaffirm their essential value, collective contributions, and aspirations while making the critical case for museums. WMA has participated in Washington, D.C. events in the past, advocating for the role of the museum directly to its Congressional representatives; this year, WMA designed an event for area City of Dothan and Houston County commissioners, and Dothan City Schools and Houston County Schools board members.
Participating elected officials toured the museum with Staff, Board of Trustees members, and Community Advisory Committee members, and shadowed a Bus on Us field trip to see the museum’s education impact in action. Community Advisory Committee members shared their personal stories on how the museum’s presence brings needed social connection and cultural sharing, adding to the quality of life for area residents.
Many thanks to our local elected officials for their participation, and ongoing support of WMA’s mission and role in the Wiregrass region!
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