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Charlene Akers, executive ...
Charlene Akers, executive director of the Stearns History Museum, paid a visit to the Melrose Museum and hosted a dinner meeting with the Stearns Museum's affiliates on Aug. 19.
Charlene Akers, Jan and ...
Charlene Akers, Jan and Carolyn Stearns History Museum
Stearns History Museum
(Children ages 7 - 11 can still sign up to participate in this summer-long program by calling Charlene at 253-8424.
The cost is $50 per child.) The project is being held in conjunction with the exhibit "The Working White House: 200 Years of Tradition and Memories" running June 18th - August 28th.
Click on the link givemn.org and donate to the Stearns History Museum's
website project or The Working White House.
The Working White House: 200 Years of History and Tradition and Memories- Contribute to this traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution by contacting Charlene Akers, Executive Director at the Stearns History Museum, (320) 253-8424.
Stearns History Museum & Research Center 235 33rd Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Director Charlene Akers ...
Director Charlene Akers pointed out that humidity is a major environmental concern for the long term preservation of historical items and documents at any museum.
The Conservation Assessment Program – Spotlight Article Archives
When Director Charlene Akers arrived at the Museum the organization was floundering; she knew they needed help.
The question was where to start.
Charlene decided her first step would be to apply for a CAP grant.
Having gone through CAP while at the Brown County Museum (CAP 1990) in Minnesota, she knew that their CAP report would help put them on the road to recovery.
has started an informal consortium of museums within a 100 mile radius.
Looking back on their experiences, Charlene
advises other CAP museums to look over their reports carefully and determine what can realistically be achieved in terms of both funding and staff time.
key to successfully applying for grants is to, "Just go for it and don't be afraid to fail.
Thank you to Charlene Akers
and Kristen Hoffmann for their assistance with this article.