Hello everyone just an update on some of the stuff going on as usual it is slow. Like the marines say the difficult we do immediately the impossible takes a little longer. In any event here is an attachment with some of the issues we are addressing. Stay well all and let me know if you are in the area and want a free tour of the temporary museum. If I am not in some casino I am usually here. LT
STATUS OF THE WAWASING HOSTORICAL SOCIETY AND KNIFE MUSEUM
Ten member board of trustees four years functioning once a month
Building to house museum Napanoch school leased from Town
No rent-2 yr. Lease
Constitution and By-Laws completed
Charter provisional charter from NYSDE
Liability policy in force
Knife Museum Curator Richard Langston appointed
Town Historian to be appointed by Town
Knife collections sufficient available for two museums
From local collectors
Historical memorabilia recent promise of a large collection
Internet awareness available on AAPK-All About Pocket
Knives—log on for 26 page spread.
Many in knife collecting world awaiting
Turn on electricity May 1st
Fire/Burglar alarm systems awaiting electricity-next priority
Video Security system donated video system will complete
System already in place
Bars on windows being considered
New door locks in process- needs electricity
Highway sign awaiting Spring- Town approval and
DOT approval-sign selected and to be
donated by the Town .
Membership Just over 50 and need 250
Water and sewer following May 1st.
Fuel Oil Fall 2011
Computer and software for catlogue
And insurance plus software no progress
Volunteers for museums to be advertised
Collections Insurance last to be purchased at a cost of
at least $4000 per year for $1 million
Policy. A major obstacle affecting
Funding Present balance will allow us to open
but not stay open. Must have
guaranteed funds to cover insurance
until self sufficient.
Acquisitions large Schrade-Walden display case.
Other items awaiting acquisition
Certificate of Occupancy received
Museum prototype on view at Curators residence. Call Richard Langston @ 845-895-3501—or e-mail lt632ret.@frontiernet.net
for free tour.