Museum Board talks about holding a workday at informal meeting

Members of the board congregated this past Monday at the Jackson Parish Heritage Museum (JPHM) and Fine Arts Association building, located at 515 South Cooper Avenue but since there was not enough members on hand to constitute a quorum only discussions were held on hopeful upcoming activity. Attending were Barbara Johnson, Mary Hoover, James Fitzpatrick, Ben Ledbetter and Wilda Smith. 

The primary discussion centered on having a “Workday” at the Museum with the hopes that volunteers would help. The date that was discussed was August 21st beginning at 9:00am. More information will be provided once plans have been officially approved. 

During the discussion Vice President Johnson also told the panel that letters had been mailed out to all members asking them to renew their membership for 2021. Letters were also sent to additional people who had expressed joining in the past.

Johnson also reminded the attendees to continue to promote the JPHM commemorative glass dish plates that are now in limited supply. Cost of a plate is $14.50 and can be purchased by contacting Wilda Smith at the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce office.

A report of the work that had been done on the Museum building, including repairing the A/C unit and the exit light over the doorway, followed. Discussion was also held on the feasibility of coordinating field trips to the museum with local schools as well as a good way to honor those who have served the museum in the past. 

The meeting was adjourned after deciding to hold another meeting at 4:00pm on August 23rd at the Museum building. 


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