A new Board of Directors and Officers of the Arlington Heights Historical Society take over for the new fiscal year starting in May. It has been my honor to serve on the board for the last six years and I have been so impressed with the dedication of our volunteers, administrator, staff, fellow directors, and our partners – the Park District and Village of Arlington Heights. There have been so many improvements due to the creativity, talent and commitment of this group and with the help of funds raised by our memberships, donations and events.
So much has been done! Our curator has been working on many years of backlog by preserving and cataloguing collection donations. Our administrator and staff have created new programs and summer camps, a Pop Factory exhibit with a children’s play area, organizational and building improvements and have so many plans and ideas in the works for years going forward. Our board supports the museum, advises, volunteers and fundraises so visitors can view the collections that tell the stories of our history. Our volunteers man the gallery, care for the gardens, conduct tours and help research and preserve documents and photos in our history library. The Park District has created new marketing and branding, supported staffing and helped streamline processes. The Village has helped improve, repair and renovate areas of the museum campus.
There’s still so much to do! We have an amazing treasure of buildings and artifacts that can be preserved and presented to the public and we’ve only scratched the surface. If you have an interest in any of these activities and would like to participate, please contact the staff - they would love to hear from you! We always need new ideas and help. In addition, the board is currently accepting applications for new board members. If you are interested in helping to preserve the history of Arlington Heights, meeting new people, reaching out to the community, and are willing to help the Museum reach new heights, we want to hear from you!
Congratulations to our new Board and Officers – we are in good hands. As I leave the board, I remain a volunteer. See you at the Farmers Market!
Historical Society President