Letter from Iowa Museum Association Urges Involvement

We received the following letter and press notification for upcoming Iowa Museum Day. What action should FCHS take regarding the upcoming event?

Dear Members:

A press release was sent to statewide media today informing them that Governor Terry Branstad has proclaimed Saturday May 14, 2011 as Iowa Museum Day.   Statewide media folks have been encouraged to contact individual museums for information on each museum’s specific plans for May 14th.

Iowa’s museums are encouraged to be prepared with information not only on your museum’s plans for May 14th, but also with information on upcoming exhibits and programs that will occur in your museum.

If your museum is not contacted by anyone from the media, I encourage you to provide information to print, radio and television media in the form of a press release or public service announcement.  Don’t forget to update your website, your listing on the IMA website, and your museum’s Facebook page with your museum’s upcoming exhibits, events and programs.  However you choose to get the word out, please be pro-active about it and let Iowans know what your museum is all about.

Cynthia Sweet, Executive Director

e-mail:  imasweet@cfu.net
Iowa Museum Association
1116 Washington Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 239-2236
2011 Annual Meeting and Conference “Transforming the Cultural Landscape”
October 16-18, 2011 Des Moines, Iowa
www.iowamuseums.org
Facebook:  Iowa Museum Association

The mission of the Iowa Museum Association is to provide quality training and development to Iowa museum professionals and volunteers, advocate for support of Iowa’s museums, and build a strong community of museums and museum supporters in Iowa.

Iowa’s museums include art centers and museums, botanical gardens, children’s museums, historic sites, historical societies, living history sites, nature centers, natural history museums, planetariums, science and technology centers, and zoos.

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