Did you know there is something called the Institute of Museum and Library Services? Did you know that the U.S. government operates it?
I didn’t. But then I read about the Elizabeth Stewart Treehouse Museum. It has been given a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. The grant totals $74,470.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to do even more of what we already do well,” Treehouse Museum Director Lynn Goodwin said.
I wonder what it is, precisely, that they already do well. I wonder why my tax money was needed to do it even better.
There were 160 grants. There were 481 applications. How much money was involved? 18,777,552. That money was used to fund all sorts of things. I’m not sure what.
The treehouse museum money will be used to fund theater arts programs. Teens will learn how to use puppets. Then there is the professional Treehouse Troupe acting group. Professional means “gets paid.”
Your tax money helped the troupe remain professional.
This is the sixth time that the folks at Treehouse have received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
There are of course lots of professionals at the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It takes skilled people to decide which organizations get these grants.
“We wanted the community to celebrate with us,” Goodwin said. “It’s so lucky to have such community support.”
I know I shall celebrate.
How about you?