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OAKLAND The Nelson County Museum of History Est. November 16, 2004 Fundraising Priority: Pay off $90,000 mortgage on Oakland Nelson County Historical Society – Owner $83,000 pledged; $7,000 balance to raise Fundraising Progress toward Note McGinnis House Party launched the fundraising events in November, 2004 Fundraising Progress toward Note 2005 Fundraising to Pay Off Oakland Mortgage Historical Society Home Tour Dr. Robertson Lecture Direct Mail Solicitations Board of Supervisors Request Pharsalia Event Priorities for Oakland Project Oakland Museum Board – Developer Multi-phase Restoration, Development, and Management of Property Short Term Renovate house for immediate use as office and temporary exhibit space Renovate first floor as tavern Long Term Climate-controlled exhibit hall and historical archives, visitor orientation center, theatre, gift shop, offices Historical Society Archive / Research Center Museum Park with Walking Trails to other exhibit areas such as schoolhouse, sawmill Master Plan Vision Accomplishments toward Tavern Renovation and Development Of Museum Property Hiring of Hill Studio, Architectural Firm, through competitive bid process Creation of Master Plan with Architects’ Guidance Structural Assessment of House Completed Proposal Submitted to VDOT for Grant to Implement Master Plan Phase One Two foundation grants and one state grant awarded to begin restoration, renovation in 2006 Eligibility for Historic Registry Approved Phase One Restoration Goal Restoration of Oakland House as 1840s Tavern Public Entrance and Parking Office Space Landscape and Gardens Museum Program and Activities Teacher Workshop on museum’s relevance to students--June 2005 Oral histories collected by college interns for museum exhibits on REA and Camille Nelson County History Curriculum re- instated in elementary school Fall 2005 Christmas Open House and ornament- crafting for kids Candlelight Tours of Oakland Goal: Open Oakland for Camille Anniversary, August 18-19, 2007 AND For Nelson County’s 200th Anniversary ! THANK YOU!
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