It's out with the old and in with the new -- as a dilapidated building on WMPM's property is demolished and makes space for a much-needed parking lot. Read about it in the Daily Bulldog article by Bobbie Hanstein!
What a great article in the SunJournal about Eric Deanis, a sophomore at Mountain Valley, who helped us create the map of the museum that now appears in our brochures all around Franklin County. (By the way, if you haven't gotten one for yourself yet, please do! We think you'll be excited to see our vision!)
If you're from Carrabassett Valley, you have. He's the guy who helped incorporate the town back in the 1970s, who helped Sugarloaf become the resort destination it is today, and who has made Maine Huts and Trails into a reality. Now he's helping WMPM become a reality, too, by sharing his encouragement and words of wisdom on how to make things happen. In a recent letter to us, he gave us the following advice:
"The bigger the vision and the more important the opportunity the greater will be your potential for success. If you don’t aim high enough those looking to support great things may not see the value in your enterprise. Shoot for the moon with a logical, sensible, practical plan that is hard to refute . . .. Do great works. Don’t ever give up. And tell your story wherever anyone will listen. Don’t ever get disappointed – every rejection is a learning experience in how to do it better. Build on success and phase your development. If you create a 10 year plan and accomplish it all in the half time, great – if it takes twice the time for legitimate reason that’s fine too – but have a plan to measure against."
Well, it sounds like we're on the right track. It's certainly a worthy cause and definitely a lofty goal, but maybe that's what makes it do-able instead of the other way around. Something to think about.
Go ahead! Read the article and learn more about our capital campaign. It might be a lofty goal, but, as the saying goes, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." Of course, that's not at all cosmologically accurate, but you get the picture.
Recently, Western Maine Play Museum was given a building in Wilton, Maine, by the York family. This beautiful building will be renovated over a period running through Summer 2015 when it will become the permanent home of the Museum. We are ecstatic about such a beautiful, historic structure becoming our home, and we are equally grateful to the York family for allowing this to happen.