What’s Happening at the Lake Region Heritage Center?
I have recently returned to the Lake Region and I am so excited to be a part of the Lake Region Heritage Center as we move forward towards our evolving mission and vision for the LRHC. I am enjoying re-establishing roots within our community and can't wait to share the new and exciting changes coming to the LRHC.
Our organization has undergone some changes, with the departure of Rachel Johnson and Jackie Johnson over the last year, our board of directors has made some tough decisions regarding the mission and purpose of our organization. The Lake Region Heritage Center will continue to operate as a museum, but we have reconfigured the space so that our main floor will be accessible to deliver arts, educational and cultural programming for all ages and abilities. We are so happy to announce that our handicap accessible ramp has been completed with help from Gleason Construction and Samuelson Welding funded through the North Central Planning Council.
The museum is once again open regular hours, is available by appointment and for special events and scheduled programming. We have experienced declining interest and traffic during the weekdays, but have seen increased participation in art classes, ghost tours, woodworking demonstrations and other interactive events. Therefore, our board is embracing this change and making some adjustments. With the reconfiguration of our main floor and improved handicapped accessibility, we are better able to provide more hands-on and interactive learning activities and projects that meet the mission statement of our organization. As always, we welcome any questions or recommendations and appreciate your support and help.
Mandi Ricketts, August 15th, 2018