Museum director Leslie King decided to enlist the assistance of Wytheville Community College history professor William Grose.
After meeting with him, Mr. Grose
graciously recruited his
classes to assist the Museum meet their October 15 deadline.
Offering extra credit for those who volunteered at the museum, his
classes logged over 45 volunteer hours in a very short period of time.
It not only gives them hands-on experience with the 'business' end of history, but it provides an immediate and tangible link to the past, and in particular, to their own local history," said Mr. Grose
Along with Mr. Grose's students, the Museum also received support for The Birthday Celebration from Milly Boyd of The Del Rubio Triplets, Ken Farmer of Ken Farmer Auctions and Appraisals, Wythe County Board of Supervisor Chairman Bucky Sharitz, Town of Wytheville Mayor Trent Crewe, Wytheville Town Councilman Judson Lambert, Wythe-Bland Community Foundation Scholarship recipient's Caleb Whitt and Joshua Mattis, Graphic Design Professor Ken Smith of Radford University, the Joint IDA, Building and Design, and Lilchy Huffman, who portrayed Edith Bolling Wilson.