Advocacy Alert: Sept. 26

Search for the Great American Museum Advocate;
An Open Call for Life-Changing Stories from Your Visitors

The American Alliance of Museums wants to know about a member of your community who can tell the most compelling story about your museum.

It might be about a teenager who participated in a program that was life-altering for him or her.

It might be from a parent whose child’s passion for learning was ignited at your museum.

It might be a about a veteran who found your museum to be a place of healing.

It might be from teacher who brought back ideas to her classroom.

We know your museum collects these stories, and we want to hear your favorite one.

Tell us your most powerful visitor story: How did your museum change someone’s life? You can tell us in your own words, send us a letter you received from a visitor, or share a link to a video or photo that captures this story.

From these stories, we will select a Great American Museum Advocate, who will receive an expense-paid trip to participate in Museums Advocacy Day 2014 and help us make our case on Capitol Hill.

“People often have transformational experiences in museums, and we are searching for those visitors whose lives have been forever changed by a museum visit,” said Alliance President Ford W. Bell. “We urge you to send us those stories so we can tell the real story of what goes on in museums and share the power of those experiences with our elected leaders.”

P.S. Here are three more ways to support the cause of museums: