Just a few weeks ago, due to funding, we were prepared to close the doors of our Military Museum and scale back to just temporary exhibits in a “mobile museum” format. The final day to view the current exhibit would have been Saturday March 11th, 2017. We had appreciated the opportunity to serve the public of Fort Worth for the past 8 years operating the physical museum. After much soul searching we were at peace with the necessity of closing it down, but looked forward to continuing to serve the public with temporary exhibits scattered around the city. Then that all changed with one Facebook post about our closing. We honestly expected little to no response, our attendance had dwindled to 80 a month and it just seemed we were doomed.
Out of the blue we were contacted by the Star Telegram about our closing and they ran a story. Next NBC sent a crew over, and Fort Worth Business Press stopped by again, and since the post of our closing we have had more response than ever in our history. Attendance has skyrocketed from 4-5 a day to over 150 per day. People are offering to volunteer, which we desperately need. But the greatest contact of all came from a group of like-minded people that run a wonderful veterans tribute organization named Roll Call, that holds a luncheon on the last Friday of each month. We were also blessed by the Carl E. Kessler Foundation for working with Roll Call to keep us funded for the next 6 months. They are interested in looking into the feasibility of moving the museum to a new location that might give these incredible stories and artifacts a more visible and accessible home for the public to visit.
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