Monday, April 20, 2009

Save the Bead Museum

The Bead Museum in Arizona is in danger of closing after 23 years. The Bead Museum in DC has already closed. The Arizona museum is the only one we have left. Who knows, maybe someday your beadwork, mine, or beadwork from someone else we know will end up in this museum. We need to do what we can now to keep this museum open. The Bead Museum is in jeopardy of closing its doors at the end of May.

We are in the process of a $200,000 sustainability campaign but need to raise $100,000 of that goal by April 30th. This funding is needed to allow
us time so that we can continue our fund development plan to insure the long
term financial health of the Museum. Read more about what The Bead Museum offers and their situation on The Bead Museum's website.

Interweave has decided to help by making it easy and quick for everyone to make a $5 donation to help keep the museum doors open. It's just 5 bucks, the cost of a Starbucks coffee. I'm unemployed and I did it. You can too. Donate now.

If you are interested in making a larger contribution, please contact The Bead Museum directly.


by Zarah said...

Good luck with saving the bead museum! It's a good thing you're doing. As a true beader I feel that We need to preserve such history! Thanks for a wonderful blog. /

Daniel Robertson Reynolds said...

Best of luck!

Mark Sallai said...

Sounds like it would be a real shame if it closes! If only I were on the same continent, I'd have to pay it a visit, too.. :D

MCW Beads and More said...

Save the museum.

I agree. Save the museum if at all possible.