Friends March 17 Meeting

FRIENDS MONTHLY MEETING – UPDATE MARCH 28

St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) was the date of the Friends general membership meeting. Doors WERE open at 2 PM for sign-in and socialization.

Our speaker the event was Sarah Hulme, Museum Curator of Learning and Public Engagement. Sarah’s presentation was “The History of Museums.”

While many museums present the history of nature or mankind, the history of museums themselves is often overlooked. People have been collecting objects for many centuries, and there needed to be a place to house and display them. Sarah reviewed how the first museums came to be, how their role in society, communication, and education has evolved, and how visitors are classified. , lookSarah also discussed the future and the challenges faced by museums in a post COVID world. The presentation was both interesting and entertaining.

Prior to Sarah’s presentation, the member’s regular monthly business meeting was held. Key agenda items were:

*Review and approval of February meetings.

*Notification of the Pinot’s Palette painting fund raising event on April 3.

*Notification of the annual clothing drive on April 8 (2-4 pm) and April 9 (10am-2pm) at the Museum. SOFT GOODS ONLY!

*Notification of a Book Fair at the Summerlin Barnes & Noble on April 30 from 9am-6pm. Vouchers are available. The Friends get 10% of sales from all people who present vouchers or mention the Friends/Museum at checkout.

*Two raffle prizes were awarded.

*The meeting was adjourned at 3:25pm.


St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) is the next meeting of the Friends general membership. The meeting will be held at 2:30 pm at the Museum , located at 309 S. Valley View Blvd. If this is your first visit, once you enter through the Springs Preserve entry, proceed to the highest, most northern parking lot in front of the Museum. Enter through the open gate and proceed into the museum and to the meeting area. Doors open at 2 PM for sign-in and socialization. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Our speaker the event will be Sarah Hulme, Museum Curator of Learning and Engagement. Sarah’s presentation is “The History of Museums.”

Poster of the event

While many museums present the history of nature or mankind, the history of museums themselves is often overlooked. People have been collecting objects for many centuries, and there needed to be a place to house and display them. Discover how the first museums came to be, how their role in society, communication, and education has evolved, and enjoy identifying yourself as a museum visitor, as we analyze the motivations of museum audiences. And finally, look into the future and the challenges faced by museums in a post COVID world.

Join us for what we know, from all of our experiences with Sarah, will be an interesting and enlightening afternoon!