This publication will help individuals and groups determine if founding a museum or heritage organization is the best alternative for preserving a collection, a building or a community’s history.

The discussion questions encourage exploration of organizational and professional issues that will help build a strong rationale for starting an organization that has at its heart the public trust.

In addition to checklists of prompting questions, this guide is jam-packed with no-nonsense tips and real life advice from colleagues across the state.

Already established organizations will find this guide to be a useful tool for self-study and planning.

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