Museums Advocacy Day
Museums Advocacy Day occurs February 23-24 in Washington, DC with anyone who works in or loves museums sending a unified message to Congress about the importance of museums and how federal policy affects their ability to serve the public. Now in its seventh year, museum advocates will spend Monday preparing for the following day with members of Congress that are set up by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).
Museums Advocacy Day is very important for the future success and profitability of museums. In a world where Congress has a million projects to allocate federal funds to; museums should be continuing to receive money to continue inspiring and educating generations of people. Many are non-profit and rely on the generosity of others to stay in business. Museums allow patrons to explore their interests whether it be the Blues, World War II or environmental conservation. Children’s museums can incite a passion for learning and discovery while giving parents a unique experience with their kids. All museums have a place when people are passionate enough to preserve them. I encourage you to advocate locally for your museum on February 24th with hundreds of museum professionals. Let Congress know the importance of funding and preserving museums.