By: Kathy Kelsey Foley, director on March 6th, 2013
by Kathy Kelsey Foley, director
I made a quick trip to the Land of Lincoln last week. Not Springfield, Illinois (a favorite destination of mine; the Illinois State Museum and Lincoln Presidential Museum are not to be missed!) . . . Washington, D.C., also a great destination that’s home to some of our nation’s superb and dynamic museums.
I’ve been a Museums Advocacy Day stalwart since its inception. I’m passionate about museums and their important roles in communities large and small throughout the country. I believe it is incumbent upon those of us who champion museums to share that message with clarity on Capitol Hill.
In the small and coincidental world of things, Abraham Lincoln was a recurring theme of my visit to Washington.
I was especially proud to have a few minutes with seventh congressional district representative Sean Duffy
. Congressman Duffy has been a willing listener on the subject of museums. I look forward to welcoming his family to the Woodson Art Museum
Ruth, Scott, and I maintained a rapid-fire pace through the morning and early afternoon. In a cab headed for Reagan National Airport – I had to be back in Wausau for an early-morning Wednesday meeting – as we crossed the Potomac River into Virginia, I caught a glimpse of the Lincoln Memorial
. . . an inspiring end to a productive day.
With the memory of the massive seated Lincoln serving as a wrap-up to my visit, my triple-score experience feels much more like a Grand Slam.
Subscribe to our weekly blog. Please enter your email address.
Kathy Kelsey Foley, director