Museums play a key role in education, job creation, tourism, economic development, historic preservation, environmental conservation, and advancing the well-being of Rhode Island.
As a part of the American Alliance of Museum's Advocacy Day, Curator of Education, Cathy Saunders joined colleagues from Rhode Island to meet with the offices of Senators Reed and Whitehouse and Representatives Langevin and Cicillini. COVID relief, such as the CARES act, benefited many small businesses, including museums. In the last year Lippitt House Museum and other Rhode Island museums faced many challenges of the pandemic and yet continue to serve their audiences in new and innovative ways.
Lippitt House Museum will join colleagues again on March 10 for Rhode Island Museum Day to let local legislators know museums are vital members of the small business community, contribute to the local economy, and support tourism in our state.