That is what she has led the museum toward, as the nonprofit recently hosted its inaugural 5k walk/run, canceled the formerly popular Heritage Days and is working on developing additional revenue streams.
"We are doing better than we have been doing in previous years, but it's still a challenge to stay in the black," Mrs. Phinney said. "Fundraising is a large part of making ends meet."
It's because of just that the museum,
Much of the agency's revenue comes in during the fall, so summer months tend to have less money coming in. To make up for that, she said, the historical society has explored smaller fundraisers. The second annual estate sale, which will be held Friday and Saturday at the museum, is expected to bring in a couple of thousand dollars.
Gently used household goods from north country homes will be for sale, not items in the museum's collection. Mrs. Phinney said antique furniture and silver are among the highlights. Donations will be accepted through Thursday afternoon.
A wine and cheese preview will take place from
Mrs. Phinney said the museum is simultaneously recruiting nearby businesses as sponsors of upcoming events. Beginning at
"We have a pretty progressive board, are trying to find new things and are trying to find our signature event," she said.
For more information about the museum, visit www.jeffersoncountyhistory.org.
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