Despite the restrictions placed on the Swannanoa Valley Museum by the pandemic, we are maintaining our commitment to provide an outstanding educational and cultural experience by preparing for the day we can welcome guests once again. We have mounted our first and second floor exhibits, converted our on-site programs to online formats, and completed the installation of our personnel lift.
Those are the upsides of the restrictions placed on us by this pandemic. The downside is that by not being able to open, the Museum has been deprived of 20% of our projected annual income! In a normal year, we would have had about 3500 guests by now, 70% of whom would be from out of town. Special events are a major source of income and approximately a third of our events have been cancelled including the popular Spring Tea and Fourth of July hike.
Donations to the Museum have always been important to maintaining high quality programs and exhibits. This year those donations will be critical. The Swannanoa Valley Museum has been recognized for our excellence in preserving and interpreting the history of this Valley. With your help, we will continue to be a valuable resource for those who live here and those who visit.
Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to see you at the Museum soon.