From the Carriage House

George Deutsch, Executive Director

Monday Jun 17th, 2019

So many exciting things are happening at the Hagen History Center! As you will read, programs, construction, educational opportunities continue to grow at a rapid pace. Over the last three years, we embarked on an ambitious building program, expanded our staff (from 3 full-time and 4 part-time to now 7 full-time and 9 part-time), and nearly doubled our operating budget. This is all about our mission of preserving our history and educating the public.

On a serious note, many museums and historical societies across the country are cutting back or closing altogether. Funding for day-to-day operations is at a crisis point for many organizations. While our capital improvements at the Hagen History Center are being closely managed – the funds to build buildings and create exhibits – our budget for operations comes from a completely different source.

That’s where you can play a critical role.

When you receive a letter to renew your membership, whether it is due just now or perhaps has lapsed for a while, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Please consider renewing at a generous level to help us continue to be able to afford to bring you and the greater community all the services that we do now and grow to even greater heights.

You are the key to preserving our region’s history and passing that heritage along to the children of our community.