June 1 – June 29
June 1 marks the beginning of early giving for Give Local NRV, and we are counting on your support to make a lasting impact on our community and our museum. By participating in Give Local NRV, you can help us preserve our local history, promote art education, and create meaningful experiences for visitors of all ages.
Here are some ways you can get involved:
- Mark your calendar: June 1 is the kickoff date for early giving! It’s the perfect time to show your support for the Montgomery Museum of Art & History by making a generous contribution online.
- Volunteer your time: We would greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide during the Give Local NRV campaign. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to contribute your skills to create a peer-to-peer fundraiser, please let us know. Your dedication and enthusiasm will help us reach our goals. Contact Courtney at email@example.com
- Spread the word: Help us create a buzz! Share the news about our Give Local NRV campaign on your social media platforms, and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to participate as well. Together, we can make a difference.
- Attend our special events: Stay tuned for exciting events and activities organized by the Montgomery Museum of Art & History during the Give Local NRV campaign (June 1-June 29). These events will not only be fun and engaging but also serve as a way to raise awareness and funds for our museum.
Your contribution, whether big or small, will help us continue our mission of preserving and celebrating the rich history and art of our community. Together, we can make a significant impact and ensure that future generations have the opportunity to explore and appreciate our local heritage.
Thank you in advance for your support, and we look forward to your participation in Give Local NRV. Your involvement will make a tangible difference in the lives of many.
Our Future Plans:
Children’s Corner – The museum is committed to providing a dedicated space for children ages 2-10 years of age. This area will be carefully curated to provide an engaging and educational experience for our young visitors, fostering their creativity and love for local arts and history in a hands-on environment
Expanding the Definition of Arts – The museum aims to broaden its scope beyond traditional art forms. We plan to introduce new community events that explore various artistic expressions, including culinary, literary, performing arts, and more. This initiative will offer diverse experiences and engage a wider audience.
Education Lab – The museum plans to digitize historical documents to enhance the museum’s educational offerings. By preserving and making these documents accessible, we will share and elevate our region’s history and story-telling, lifting all community voices. The education lab will serve as a resource for researchers, students, and the general public.
Educational Outreach with Montgomery County Public Schools – The museum aims to collaborate closely with Montgomery County Public Schools. We plan to develop a traveling trunk filled with historical artifacts, offer history board games to elementary schools, and support high school student art shows by providing a space to exhibit. These initiatives will help foster a deeper connection between the museum and the local educational institutions.
Quality of Life for our Aging Population – The museum is committed to community engagement specifically for the region’s senior citizenry. The Montgomery Museum promotes health and well-being among this group of citizens by welcoming group tours from Warm Hearth Village and English Meadows. Additionally, the museum provides thematic, educational programming to Virginia Tech’s LifeLong Learning Institute, such as history walking tours, genealogy classes, and curator talks.
Art Therapy and Wellness – The museum recognizes the importance of art as a therapeutic tool. We aim to bring back the “Art of Happiness” by offering art therapy programs to the community. These programs will provide a creative outlet for individuals by employing positive psychology to encourage self-help experiential coping strategies that address anxiety and stress. The “Art of Happiness” is a Virginia Association of Museums award-winning program. VAM Innovation Award
Creative Placemaking – The museum plans to contribute to the visual aesthetics and beautification of our community through the creation of murals and public art. These artistic installations will help transform public spaces, making them more vibrant and inviting for residents and visitors alike.
These community pillars demonstrate our commitment to serving the community in multifaceted ways. Through these initiatives, we aim to foster creativity, education, inclusivity, and well-being, which results in a positive and lasting impact on the local community.