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Youth and Children’s Programs at MoF: Museum on Main Street, Smithsonian Institution Coming Home: Stories from Main Street program to engage 7th and 8th grade students (RE1 & RE2) to explore our towns’ past while thinking about the future. Projects can take many different forms: videos, podcasts, VR/AR experience, exhibition, Storymap, walking tour, art instillation, poetry, theater, etc. Amount Needed: $2,500.


School-tour program with pre- and post visits in the classroom for pre-k through grade 12 This MoF staple has facilitated arts in education inside and outside of the classroom for over 15 years. Arts in education is proven to enhance fine motor skills, vocabulary building, a deep understanding of history, art, self-expression, social and emotional learning while preparing Huerfano County youth for positive social engagement throughout their lives. Amount Needed: $3,000.


Public Art, Creative Placemaking and Architecture: In collaboration with a RedLine Art in Society grant, MoF is finishing an interactive walking tour with designer Diane Lohman that will use decorative planter boxes to tell the story of the first inhabitants in our area. (*please see attached pdf) Amount Needed: $2,000.


The historic Roof & Dick Building Rehabilitation: History Colorado’s mini grant is underway with the architectural firm Scheuber + Darden Architects to complete the construction drawings for the next phase of the Roof & Dick building rehabilitation. Amount Needed: $18,000.


New Exhibits for 2023: March 19th through September 27th, 2023: EARTH an Environment in Transition with Camille Seaman’s photographs of Antarctica Melting that captures an icy landscape melting away; Larry Racioppo, A Decade after the Hurricane Sandy depicts the devastation and aftermath; John Wark, A Decade after the Waldo Canyon Fire taken from the air. Bio: Camille Seaman strongly believes in capturing photographs that articulate that humans are not separate from nature. born in 1969 is from the Shinnecock Nation. She graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied photography with Jan Groover and John Cohen. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic Magazine, Italian Geo, German GEO, TIME, The New York Times Sunday magazine, Newsweek, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men's Journal, Seed, Camera Arts, Issues, PDN, and American Photo. Amount Needed: $20,000.


December 11 through January 24, 2024: Change in Rural America, a Smithsonian Museums on Main Street Exhibit. In 1900, about 40% of Americans lived in rural areas. By 2010, less than 18% of the U.S. population lived in rural communities. In just over a century, massive economic and social changes led to massive growth of America's urban areas. Yet less than 10% of the U.S. landmass is considered urban. Many Americans assume that rural communities are endangered and hanging on by a thread—suffering from outmigration, ailing schools, and overused land. But that perception is far from true. Many rural Americans work hard to sustain their communities. Why should revitalizing the rural places left behind matter to those who remain, those who left, and those who will come in the future? All Americans benefit from rural America's successes. We can learn important things from listening to those stories. There is much more to the story of rural America! (From Smithsonian Museum on Main Street) Amount Needed: $5,000.


Permanent Exhibit and new community initiative Photographs and Stories of Early Hispano and Indigenous Huerfano. with Sylvia Lucero Brandle, archivist and Ron Sandoval, founder of FB page Early Hispano Families of Huerfano County. Amount Needed: $5,000.


Sponsorships are available for each of the above 7 programs or initiatives.  Sponsorship Levels:

$1,000. Your company’s logo on all exhibition and program cards with snail mail list of 500 and an electronic list of 4500.

$1500. Your company’s logo on all exhibition and program cards and MoF’s website:

$2,500 Your company’s logo on all the above and also the Donor Wall

$5,000 All of the above, plus use of the Grand Hall for your company’s annual party or event (tables, chairs, piano and linens provided.)


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