January 2013 NewsPosted: January 6, 2013
2013 is going to be a great year for the Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center, thanks to our board, our supporters and our friends around the world.
As a young organization, no longer in our infancy, we are clearer in our mission, vision and direction than we were when we started out with little more than a concept and a sense of purpose.
For those of you who have been with us since the beginning, you can see that our Board of Directors has grown and we now have a solid Advisory Board. We have community liaisons who provide us information and feedback from their respective “communities” and we have some faithful volunteers. We are a small non-profit organization with a Big Mission:
The Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center brings together people with shared experiences showcasing and honoring those who also served–America’s Military Families.
The Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center is where people with shared and converging paths come together as community, inspiring a sense of place and history. As a repository for their stories, we shape the future by preserving our heritage, recording its evolution, and inviting dialogue by sharing our experiences with the world.
We are marching steadily towards our vision. We have formed many partnerships within the Albuquerque metro and, indeed, around the world. We continue to develop networks of organizations who are like-minded in their goals. We provide outreach within our own city to schools and civic organizations.
We have an exciting 2013 in store!
We are planning events at the National Nuclear Museum again this spring, and we are planning a couple of events at the Albuquerque Special Collections Library. We will be cohosting a mini “Brats” reunion in February and will be attending Overseas Brats gatherings in Daytona Beach, FL and Laughlin, NV. We are participating in the Apron project sponsored by Womyn’s Work at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Check out our events page to see what we are up to.
We have been earnestly looking for a permanent space and have found a very promising building in an ideal location. We hope to launch a capital campaign soon, to see if we can raise funds to purchase it. Donations can be made directly on our website, or by clicking this link
We continue to provide outreach to local schools and work with the Civil Air Patrol cadets at the AIMS Academy.
This museum has become a global effort, and we continue our push to collect the stories and audio-visual memories of military families of all generations. If you have stories, photos, letters, or documents you wish to donate to the museum, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very active in social media, thanks to our Social Media Program Manager, Rachael Cleveland: Flickr, Pintrest, Tindeck, Twitter, WordPress and Facebook. We are branching out into You Tube and History Pin. Sadly for us, Rachael has had to leave the museum in order to pursue her career, but our volunteer Blog Administrator, Iain, has stepped up to fill her shoes.
Check us out on-line or on your smartphone!
On behalf of us at the museum, we want to thank you for your on-going support. We appreciate you so very much.
Circe Olson Woessner, Executive Director, Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center