Ypsilanti Historical Museum/Archives: Five Year Plan
I. Expand the financial base of our Endowment Fund from $500,000 to $2,000,000 and to establish a
Capital Fund for Development.
II. Expand faciticy and reallocate space.
A. Provide handicap accessible exhibit and meeting space in basement.
B. Move archives and administrative functions to “Carriage House.”
III. Employ a professional Museum Director to guide development and operation of the Museum.
IV. Establish an ongoing Conservation program for:
B. Artifacts-textiles-paintings, etc.
C. Museum building(s) when and if they are transferred to our ownership
V. Creation of a Data Base from the archives and an integrated accession system in order to
access whatever information we have on artifacts or historical materials.
VI. Out-Reach Program:
A. Association with and sharing our facility with related groups (Heritage Foundation, Civil War,
Collectors, Genealogists, etc.)
B. Traveling exhibits to schools
C. Development of Visual Aids
D. Lecture series on Antiques and Collectibles.
E. Membership Drive