Adirondack Museum Receives GET SET Grant

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - Caroline M. Welsh, director of the Adirondack Museum is pleased to announce the receipt of a GET SET grant in the amount of $3,000.

The funds will be used to retain the assistance of a museum consultant. The Adirondack Museum has engaged Marcella Wells, Ph.D. to assist with the creation of a fifteen-year interpretive plan. The comprehensive interpretive plan will articulate and refine the institution's overarching messages, and create a museum-wide narrative that will clearly tie diverse exhibits and programs together.

Marcella Wells is president of Wells Resources, Inc. in Fort Collins, CO. The firm is a woman-owned small business that specializes in interpretive planning, visitor studies, and project management. Wells has worked on various projects with the Adirondack Museum since 2007.

Founded in 1998, Wells Resources, Inc. works with federal, state, and local land management agencies, informal learning settings (museums, nature centers, arboreta, etc.), and non-profit organizations as an advocate for visitors.

Before founding her company, Wells was a faculty member in the College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where she mentored graduate students and taught courses in interpretation, interpretive planning, environmental education, and leisure studies.

GET SET grants are one of a series of grants offered to help museums and historical societies strengthen and develop their institutions and work with their communities. The grants, administered by Museumwise, are designed to make it easier for organizations to access professional help and improve their institutions.

To learn more about these grant programs, eligibility requirements, and deadlines, visit www.museumwise.org, e-mail atinfo@museumwise.org or call 1-800-895-1648.

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