Museum welcomes guests from State Department of Archives, Museum of Alabama
The Fairhope Museum of History welcomed three visiting colleagues from the Alabama State Department of Archives, Museum of Alabama on April 3rd.
Museum Division Director John Hardin, Museum Collections Coordinator Ryan Blocker and Education Program Specialist Erik London traveled from Montgomery to tour the Fairhope museum, meet docents and discuss resources with Darby Wiik, the museum’s interim director.
The group ended their visit by addressing the city’s Museum Advisory Board and providing a small-museums’ collections assessment checklist, suggestions for grants and tools available through the American Association for State and Local History. City Council member Jack Burrell attended the meeting along with over a dozen museum supporters.
The Fairhope museum plans to be in touch with the state museum regarding further recommendations post visit. Special thanks to Honey Baked Ham for providing the guests with box lunches donated through the Friends of the Fairhope Museum of History.