President of the Board of Trustees Address By: Rae Proefrock 2019 was a year of continued growth for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. It was the first full year under the direction of Executive Director Megan Hahin. All of the museum’s staff brought new ideas and enthusiasm to their positions, for which we on the Board of Trustees are appreciative.
The board also appreciates our many volunteers and members who support the museum in numerous ways. Whether you give your time or support through funding, it keeps the museum operating and allows us to share our exclusive history with nearly 20,000 visitors each year.
In 2020 we look forward to more growth in our educational programs for children and adults. We also eagerly provide new offerings to our members and visitors. The board has great hope that all funding will be in place to construct a new exhibit hall, which will house and interpret our growing music collection. Our collection includes various band organs and Wurlitzer and B.A.B. perforators that produce music rolls for band organs and automatic player pianos.
If you have ever considered volunteering, your help would be a blessing to the museum, so please apply to become one of our museum family. You can also help by being an advocate for the museum with family and friends. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.
Hoping to see you at the museum this season which opens April 1st. Once again there is a full schedule of family and adult events, so check our [events page]. Even better, follow us on Facebook at /HerschellMuseum for up to date notices.