Art in Public Places – November 2023

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Art in Public Places – November 2023

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On the acting chair stunt double

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the power is already in her head. Yeah. So welcome to the Longmont museum Advisory Board meeting Wednesday, November 15. Call this meeting to order at 430. Welcome all,

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or won’t call.

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Got it. Right.

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Public invited to be heard, sir. Thank you for having me.

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I was aware of this meeting because of a lady that I saw, I went, I went to the art and sip classes.

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And one of the ladies, we started talking to, he told me that she was going to be here today. So I don’t see your right now, if we want to personally go. And she told me about this. And she told me, how can I come here and talk to you guys. So here I am.

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So first, I’m David. And I’m a member of an St. Louis. My family’s. And

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I’m also part of the Northern northern Colorado, Caledonia pipe band. You guys probably that’s a mouthful, by the way, that’s pretty much short for part of a pipeline that we practice here in about a month.

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Every Sundays, we use free lessons for piping, you know, bite bite by basis, the highland bagpipes, you guys

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just cut these in Irish heritage. And we also give dropping lessons.

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And right now there’s a church by over and 14 around that area that we they host our rehearsals and lessons every Sunday is at four o’clock. So my vision, I became part of the pipeline about a year ago. And I, I always thought that this place, the museum would be so awesome if we can do those activities here. And you know, teaching classes for free to the community.

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And doing rehearsals, and part of that would be you know, we could give also like a big show once a year, you guys are aware of what birds night these birds night, you know, and it is okay. So we could host like a burst night dinner, it could be a big thing that we can promote. I can also see that maybe once in a while you guys have exhibitions, you know, now every six months or so, we could have an exhibition that is about Scottish and Irish heritage. And you know, as this park every year, they host like big Highland Games. And we can get them well as well here. So me being part of the pipeline, I can see the pipe with Ben growing with this kind of setting.

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Because it gives us exposure, it will give us you know, more reach to the community. And we volunteered for teaching, you know, we want to promote the arts. So

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I am here today just to tell you guys about this. But if you guys would entertain us to make a proposal so I have not one of the leaders of the other band there. I wouldn’t have to get them involved in making a proposal. If you guys were interested in hearing about this. Because I did not know at first glance I didn’t know if this was a feasible thing to do you know, how open was this isn’t even possible?

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Or entertain that idea. If you guys are very less I would like to make

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a nice proposal with the leaders of the band

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and present to you guys like what do we need? You know what, how can we use

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and how can we make this happen? Pretty much that’s

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over 20 Something I don’t know like not shy of 25

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you all play together? Yes. We were gonna do that last month during the Halloween parade but it got so cold that morning that our our eastern as well.

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With the with the cold our reads, you know, we have a reading instrument. They just get shut down so we cannot blow into the room when it’s that cold.

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So we have to cancel the last minute but

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if he goes to the Highland Games, you can catch us there, you know, at this point. But anyways, I didn’t

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hear Yeah, right.

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requested this, but all I want to do is like if there’s a follow up, first of all, if there could be a follow up to this conversation, who would that person be with and then if we can set up like a meeting, you know, that’s the case. Then

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Who do we set? How do we set the meeting?

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It could be something next year or something. But the thing is, I want to get something going if there’s a possibility. If there’s not, then we can just set it.

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Very good. David, did we get your contact information, phone number email? Could you provide us scribble that down? For me? That’d be great. Yes, I like to write.

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Our, our spaces are, you know, they are available for rent. So we don’t typically do free use by the community, because we have to be equitable in the community. So so if

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I’m watching, to read out, let’s say, you know, it’s not free, then how much is and then

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if we can do some kind of hobby, he’s offering classes,

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there’s a few things to consider to write like this. So if it’s rent, if it’s gonna be like, maybe half rent or a fortnight or something, and then we can maybe do some kind of

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fundraising to pay for this.

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Because, you know, we’re a non profit organization, you know, just like you guys are.

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So and he’s more to promote the arts, you know, the arts, music and heritage. So

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certainly glad to get your contact info and get you in touch with folks that schedule or spaces and give you the information.

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I can tell you, because we have free space right now, which is a church.

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If there’s rent,

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the leaders are gonna be like, Why pay rent? I, I can see the potential, you know, I will pay the rent if I if there’s means to collect funds, right? I know right now, you guys are shooting to raise like, a lot of money. And you’re getting closer.

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But I believe so some of the leaders in the band are just like,

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Well, why won’t you get this? You know, like, we’re at a point where we add, I don’t see it that way I see that we want I want to grow it. Right now there’s a generation of Pipers that are above 60

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You know, we need to feeling the next generation of vipers coming in. And that’s where the classes come in. You know, we want to bring that division of pipers and drummers you know.

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I appreciate you guys having me. So is it okay, July stick around.

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So I would just like to say if he’s offering classes and offering classes free

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my wife conservativism an equitable bargain for the space in exchange for free classes. Seems like seems like a good bargain.

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Stick around, you might actually end up on this for

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a Scottish name from Ireland.

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So thank you for viewing. I’m looking forward to hearing from you guys again. And

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yeah, maybe.

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I don’t know how

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to do

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right now. Right there. I live like five minutes away.

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Segue right then.

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Maybe, maybe, maybe I see what this is all about.

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So thank you. I’m gonna ask for approval of the September minutes, September 20.

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Do I have a motion to approve?

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Any changes to the minutes? As reported? Did you get a chance to look those over? I have none.

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we did.

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All right. And then I will ask for a motion to approve the October meeting which was not about

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if we have to move to meet do we have to

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I will second

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and there’s no changes to it. So thank you. Technically vote on each one. Oh, yes, we can do that. When you did you want to vote on these September.

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and the October non report

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these are the four donations that we are considering later this month.

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This collection of papers were found in walls 1136

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most interesting, I think, is a booklet called the Rocky Mountain lysines. That was published in 1885. And it is an interesting advertisement of sorts of speakers and we’ve editions and

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performers that came through long months and the coverage area in 1885. Databases was pretty, pretty funny.

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There’s also a milk bottle cardboard kept the cardboard, not just ring, which is actually kind of a fine for a Shelley’s

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theory. And

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there are a few more vaguely indecipherable letters that will ask them always

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an excellent question.

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They are many of them have to and from, but I was not able to read them through. We will work on that

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don’t have a red square script,

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slowly. And you’re taught how to write a script I was taught

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to read that particular script. And it was one of those fun letters where you ran out of paper. So she turned the paper in the

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beginning of the middle of the end was a little challenge.

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You know why it was hidden in the walls? Lots of times papers, especially like MICR like this, were added to walls with a key for

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scrap paper around drafty walls. Well, you didn’t rip along.

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In particular, is pretty water damaged and torn up.

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But the so it could have been either.

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But it does.

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There’s nothing somebody says particularly in the letters.

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So I

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love letters or something, but something’s happening. So

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go watch the I’m happening. Pages is a decent sized booklet, I would say probably about 20 pages or so. And most of them have photographs like the cover. This is the cover of the speaker, where they were traveling from.

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It seemed like a publication that was put on by like an insurance who was representing

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the group or the letters dated.

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They are I don’t

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like century or early 20th century probably Yeah. Early 20th century for sure.

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have to look back

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to Yes, somebody was renovated

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Oh, yes.

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During expenses.

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And Dineen is a frequent donor.

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She did a

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oral history interview of sorts, with Dorothy Doherty and percent

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and operate the door newseum until the seventh and

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the audio cassette is a recording of the interview and also it’s kind of like a written

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she carried a tape recorder around the summer Open House events that they had in 1985 at the museum,

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which has a number of our farm equipment and tractors and large machining in the building

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at Mr. Doherty

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Watch cars, guns, arrows. It’s pretty interesting.

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So it’s an interesting snapshot of the dirty family and

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this is the playbooks that is on display downstairs.

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This quilt was

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made in

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A year after the 2013 flood by Boulder County residents memory

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and commemorating the restoration projects

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it’s hung in

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Boulder County Building atrium for since 2014.

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we were interested in having a having in the display downstairs in Kaiser see and

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after the display

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Oh, and it came sorry. The photograph on the left is

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a book that was produced that explains each square to each box where it was made by a different culture and has a corresponding page in the book that talks about why that design was picked

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up the culture for postcards

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so it’s very colorful

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it has

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Yeah, it’s very local and very

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yeah certain it’ll be interesting. Squares squares a different story.

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That’s a

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These are two photographs of Daikon ancestors were taken and just be dancin Deacon.

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We are asking to accession digital scans of these photographs are not this not the image that I took.

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The Originals will be returned to the donor

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the deacon family was the Albert and Jesse lived in

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the 1920s and 30s

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were veterans there were a

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lot of questions he had an archivist Jesse was the librarian

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one month

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Albert was a lawyer who actually worked in Lyons a good bit

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and Jesse was a student and

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they their family went on to

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have a photography business in Greeley

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addition to the collection

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that’s all for

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anybody have any questions

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instead of

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rights to the to the images.

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So someone wanted to copy it, they would have the right to do that without

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getting a

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language for living photographers where they can share

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they retain rights but we also

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that’s a good point. So the donor is great

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and he is an active photographer up in Estes Park

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there’s the magnetic media the cassette tape, is that transcribed to any other media was interested in this format

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and included a transcription of that.

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But I agree that we should get the audio off.

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we move to defensive

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we do have a small digital collection

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which is where

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As long

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as the photographs

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that are

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on the cloud

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person always

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donated media, is it accessible to the public, we have

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a large collection, and

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a lot of it is available on our website, it’s through

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a database portal. So you can do research specifically for most successfully, I think, with the disorder photographs. So the daikon scans would be

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quick and

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people can visit the

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software developer, that’s my profession. I do the piping as how we.

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But I would like to see this program because I love history. And I think I will do another proposal in the future of this program.

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We are always looking for volunteers. If you’d like to get started, we can start cataloging.

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Yeah, well, definitely wants to take a look at it.

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Do we vote on the sessions as a group or individually as a

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as a group? Do I have any further discussion? Regarding them? Well, on the transcript again, you have the rights to those so people can quote

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aren’t the same? Yes.

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There’s about the same.

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Release form on

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so the audio would be fishy. So a lot of kids just get

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it just get a simple

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statement. Or if you don’t have a if you don’t have a formal release document, something

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we do we do currently.

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Center in formal email. So do you mind?

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Do you mind that the museum can make this

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publicly accessible? I’m sure that was.

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Yeah, exactly. They just have you so you just have

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other comments?

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To someone push to make a motion to acquire these sessions. Bruce? Second wonder.

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All in favor?

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nervously. Very good. We’ll move on to reports report of the director and you have a full written report. I will hit you highlights. Under administration. If you want after our meeting is done, you can check out our new office area, which is just about done in what was our old textile storage area. Any of you saw that room you won’t recognize it now.

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And that will allow us to move seven staff members over into that area.

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Make it so that we’re not all doubled up on cubicles in here

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there is no room that’s like yeah, that’s perfect for

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under exhibits,

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I will just mention our two upcoming exhibits, picturing the West will open up January 26 2.1. For black and white 19th century photography.

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And one thing that makes it unusual. So it’s a traveling exhibit normally, of traveling exhibits, we bring them in and put them up on the wall and really do much but

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when we were first looking at this exhibit, was pointed out that all of the photographers in the exhibit are white males. And we started thinking about well, I’m guessing there were others

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photographers operating in the 19th century. And so

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one of our museum systems as well as I mean, and have worked to find examples of photography by women, people of color. And so we are adding that sort of interior section of the gallery or calling reframing the West. So you will see the full exhibit as the traveling exhibit with very well known names. And then these lesser known but still really powerful images from

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other nations in Korea 20th century. And

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then coming up in the summer, we are bringing back one of our most popular exhibits ever, our Lego exhibit number 10, two years ago. So this year, we’re calling it build, design and create with Lego that’ll open up June 1. And

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we’ll have both LEGO creations created by local Lego builders who are real artists in their own right, as well as a lot of hands on activities, geared kind of around engineering on this one. So dealing with bridges, building the tallest tower and seeing how it can survive an earthquake and things like that. So we’re hoping this will be a great sort of introduction to hands on kids exhibits again at the museum, as we prepare to open up our children’s gallery.

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Excited about that.

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We’ll skip down to education. I will just mention Day of the Day.

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We had another huge successful there, they have that

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exhibit and celebration of the event Day on October 14 5411 People in downtown Longmont that same day 500 visitors here at the museum,

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and almost 300 Riding the trolley back and forth. The exhibit of altars was up for a month in our atrium, don’t have final numbers on how many people visited that

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Always great event, this was our 23rd year.

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Under collections, I’ll highlight that we have hired a new Curator of History Elizabeth boat one, she will start next Monday.

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So she’ll be replacing me as Curator of History. And

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to develop and diversify our collections. Remember things I want to make sure that we do is have our collection represent the full breadth, the long months diversity.

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And then the last thing I think I will highlight is under our capital campaign development.

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So as of 11, six, we had raised 6559. We raised about another 5000. Over the last

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week or so. So we are slowly but surely getting there and had some big news last night. The Stewart Family Foundation, which is already committed a $5 million plan has now set on top of that they will match all donations given to our capital campaign through the end of the year,

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up to a total of $100,000. So it’s a great opportunity. If you have given to the capital campaign. One of the things that as we’re talking to foundations, they ask has your entire board support the campaign

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meeting at the gates Family Foundation a few weeks ago and they asked that. So it’s really important that if at all possible, it doesn’t have to be a large contribution.

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And every board member can make a contribution. And now that will be matched our

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great news on that front

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is moving ahead

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I will leave off on islands but if anyone has any questions about anything I talked about or any of the other things in the directory

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I have a question on your capital campaign show. So we raised 6,000,550 400.

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No, that is correct. That is correct that okay. I said another number I misspoke. So we’re now at 1.6 million 563,275. As of when I checked on the computer for this

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there’s no report from the chair is there, something sent in. So

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move on to unfinished business.

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Unfinished business.

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All right, we’ll move on to new business.

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So the main item under new business is our 2429 strategic plan.

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This plan was developed by museum leadership team, working with the assistant city manager, Sandy cedar, we have basically a day long retreat, where Sandy who has done this quarter groups throughout the city took us through a whole process to develop a strategic plan.

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So we did a lot of

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putting things up on the board about basically what she posed to us was, it’s five years from now 2029, the plan is complete. What are you talking about at the end of Year party.

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And those are the kinds of things that then we turned into the goals that we have in this document. So you have six different sections within the document.

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And then, under each section, we have a series of kind of the long term, five year goals, adding in 2029. And then below that we have immediate action steps. So these were elements that then toward the end of the day, we looked at everything we come up with and we started talking, these are the things we want to address. First, these are the highest priorities.

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And our thought is that this plan will certainly evolve, we will be regularly revisiting it as as a museum staff and probably will be bringing back manual updates to this for how it’s showing. I also want to note that you know, right now, it’s kind of just text form. Not that exciting. Our plan is, once it is adopted, then we’ll turn it over to Jared and Breck are designers and have it designed with some cool graphics and things like that. So it’s really something we can be handing out to funders, and showing our business

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plan. That’s that’s very much tied in with the broader city goals. And also very much thinking about our our next five years are strongly going to be focused on expanding and then you know, living into that expansion, as well. A lot of the things that we’re talking about

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is planning. So as a museum considering managing the talent, and

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the sense of those are currently under recreation and recreation and the museum are both under the same division, which is

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Jeffrey is here and Jeff was at our

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strategic planning meeting. And he was the one that raised though he said, You know, it’s something we needed to discuss, we need to decide really, as a department, does it make sense for those to be under recreation or under the museum? stuff with that some discussion in

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terms of, you know, can the museum support those? Do we have the capacity? Is there funding that comes along with that?

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Right now Callahan house is largely self funded, it’s a rental space.

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And so it’s the one that probably makes the most sense because we are a rental space. They are rental space.

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It’s, you know, a historic house with a whole lot of history that we’ve worked very closely with as board errs one staff member is one person. Yeah, and there’s a board and then there’s also

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a raised body. Not so much money, but it’s that income from rentals.

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So how did the wedding? How did they maintain the rental fees? They maintain the facility? Grants.

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I was one person likes grants, or

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wrote the last Yeah, I thought there was another person involved. But they’re the kind of grants that we’ve written in the past historical contracts. So, you know, it’s, it’s certainly a discussion we need to have with recreation.

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But it was one of the things that Jeff felt like, this was a discussion we need to have with

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one or two staff that can give you

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one person, one person is

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a little over burden. So

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take it with a couple of steps.

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Something like that. Yeah, yeah. So far, your bargain.

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Yeah, and that one, that one’s further away, a little bit harder to connect to, it’s it’s been a challenging facility, I think for the city trying to figure it out. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s

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on highway 190.

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And is adjacent to some of the ball fields, but actually kind of hard to get to the sandstone ramp.

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So it’s currently open very limited hours, mostly in the summer. So that one is

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a more of a challenge for us to take on to do anything more with it.

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whatsoever, let the land swap.

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So, of course, for at least 10 years. So right now, the city owns a narrow strip of land, going all the way to Main Street along Coyle. It’s about a 50 foot wide strip of land that came with the donation of

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the land that became the quail campus.

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And then a private developer owns the land next to it, that actually comes just about almost to

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the edge of our parking lot, it’s 50 feet or so from our parking lot.

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So for a long time, there’s been discussion about the developer would have a lot more use of that corner,

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pain, quail, and we would really like to have a little more breathing room

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to expand our parking lot.

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Developers have come with plans, and, and even probably about 10 years ago presented to this board and said, Oh, yes, going forward, won’t be long. Now you’ll see this. And the city basically requires as part of that development that that land swap happens. So the developer would get some of that plan at the corner of Main and quail, we would get the same looking at land adjacent to the existing park.

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It has not ever come to fruition. And so that’s that’s something we don’t really control. But it’s just one of those things. Hopefully in the next five years, it will have time, because very successful program.

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It’s really outside developers at bay.

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Well done. So it’s outside of our control to some extent, but it was in the you know, list of things we thought, you know, in five years, it would be great to have that done, be able to expand.

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Questions? Okay. I have a question. Under the growing audience, I was struck by this. Historically, excluded groups have a sense of ownership in the museum, you want to speak to that.

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So there’s a lot of different terminology, what people might have what’s called minorities.

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And the sense now is that that term is kind of a derogatory term. In some ways. It’s sort of stuff. So we use historically excluded to kind of call out that groups like Latinos and blacks and so forth, have at times been excluded

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by our culture. So that is what that means. It’s kind of

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That’s a very broad umbrella term. Very good, very good.

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Doesn’t mean that the museum has ever been excluded unnecessarily.

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That includes a Scottish.

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The bag Mike, Mike. Yes. And this is Puerto Rican.

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Other questions revolve regarding the strategic plan?

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How sound stone as a five year plan? five year plans?

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That’s, you know, yes, I know. It’s aspiration. Right. Yeah, it is. I think we

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the last plan. By the time we actually got the thing adopted and threw everything, we were two years into it. And it seemed like we had a year to finish it. So we wanted to give ourselves a little more leeway on the

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sort of on the line of the ambition long month. Yes, we’re setting goals.

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So if the board is willing, I would ask to be

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moved to adopt it. So we can

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move ahead and then have it officially adopted.

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I’ll make the motion to adopt the strategic plan as as outlined.

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All in favor?

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Thank you,

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thank you, who’s who’s gonna be the next that

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drops off?

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Was our discussion about hybrid meetings. So this came up, I think, in some email exchanges. Over the last month, since we had to cancel the October meeting due to lack of quorum,

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whether there

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would be more attendance, if we had hybrid meetings, I will say having attended other

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boards that have had hybrid meetings, I personally don’t find them to be all that effective. From the standpoint of the person who is not in the room. It’s just difficult for them to contribute.

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We have this fancy you towel camera, which which helps. But it’s still hard for someone who is not in a room to really

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understand the flow.

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But it was raised

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to get a sense of whether the board feels like

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in favor of them. So not unless we have to go back to the COVID thing.

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I mean, if you can’t make the effort to

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show up.

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And I think so that was an exchange that we I had with you and Tom. And so, like our library Advisory Board does use the hybrid. I think the setup of room plays a role because I I’m a teacher, so I taught hybrid for a year and a half.

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I just survive. Yeah, half my class in front of me and the other half online.

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So anyways,

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I sat on both. So there’s been situations where I’d have to join virtually. And you’re right, it is is a little challenging. We have one member

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who for the time being cannot join us personally. So that’s we made that accommodation to include her online so that was the only reason why I brought that up. So in the event if we have somebody who does so you know, we recently lost somebody because of health concerns, but if it opens up that opportunity for people to participate, that they might be homebound.

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You know that it feels that you know that accessibility piece

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would be flexible. So you know that was the only reason why I mentioned that and then it allows us to keep corn

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but what wasn’t number four, the minimum required to never meetings

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What’s happening? Right now? We have seven board members. So on this board

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Do we need a vote on that? Or?

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I think I just I wanted to see what the board since was. And obviously we can certainly revisit members is

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able to attend.

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And that does make me think

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if after the meeting I will, I will grab a card. I think you all got the email from Yes, has resigned reasons. Folks are willing to sign up for

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a nice

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on the board quite a long time. Very.

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What are we going to do?

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know, they’ll start recruiting. We’re in the new year. So I’ll get you all those gaps.

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Absolutely in trouble with

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what is the purpose of the board just review? What is the purpose of the main purpose of the board.

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So they are an advisory board to the museum and to city council council. So for the museum, they are the ones who are authorized, as you saw in this meeting to approve all donations to the museum collection. They also approve major policy documents like our strategic plan. What am I going to get what are the qualifications of a board member? See you need to be a registered voter and within the city of Longmont

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so you have to live within the city

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for 34 years worthy worthy power seven

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and I am very interested in resembles the ability for me to do whatever interesting to

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me that

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and unleash.

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Well, I am very ambitious though. Yeah.

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I get contagion contagious with this stuff. Right. So I love this guy. I want to be a part of it. Yeah. We’re not a puppet. So Eric

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said something about one person I know Dale but in one pending? Or is that

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Katie McDonald has also she will not be able to attend the next three meetings. And her term is then up in June. So she has said, you know if it makes sense that she would be ashamed to chair? No.

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Callie quarter.

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So, I like to meet with Katie and just just talking to her a little bit more.

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We make

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sense for her.

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Unfortunately, he’s still very involved in other aspects of the capital campaign.

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I think at some point,

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the strategic plan is too late because we voted.

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I really think at some point in the future whenever

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needed digital archivists

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digital archivist, someone who can collect digital historical media of all sorts, whether it’s

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floppy disks, you know,

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that needs to be preserved and transfer and everything else.

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A real interesting addition that you could put to use that position, put that position to use all kinds of digital curation, exhibits. All kinds of stuff. Yes, we have one very large digital collection. And we really haven’t kept at all times calls. photo archive

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2005 to 2010

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the media of photographers now it’s all

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digital. Everything’s. So you need you need it digital. Anyway, I think I was saying that when I was on the board for for for a decade ago, but you know,

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lots of things with that meet with that then for the collections, probably Yeah. As soon as they’re really thinking about hiring. So

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that’s we have, we have a lot of challenges in the next few years as far as making sure that our expansion is staffed

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to hire more

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Fast and a lot of things. So one thing that is on the PD Plan is prioritizing staff. That’s going to be a conversation

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in the coming months, is looking at all of our staff needs and starting to prioritize and then making the case for those both single Council and also

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ways to

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be able to generate more earned revenue

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December meetings. So traditionally, this board has canceled the December advisory board meetings since usually falls fairly close to Christmas time.

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unless there’s folks that are really raring to have a meeting on December 20, I know we will usually pretty short handed on that meeting anyway. I will be out of town in January.

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I just wanted to put that out there. Glad to be here. December.

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Well, you can show up

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we need a vote on the December meeting. We will need to vote whether to cancel the meeting or continue to have it and all of that to the floor.

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Move that we canceled.

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You have a Second.

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Third. I’ll make it unanimous.

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All right.

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Comments from board members.

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Hearing none, I will make a motion to adjourn this meeting. Thank you. Welcome second. Groups. Yes second.

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Grab a card sign that we’re gonna go check out your new

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