To the Editor,
I read the article concerning the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History with interest. I hope the commissioners and other groups that have available funds will assist the museum. Just this past Saturday, my husband and I and two friends from out of town spent a delightful two hours touring the museum at the extremely reasonable price of $3 each.
The museum is beautiful and full of fascinating displays and artifacts. There is something for everyone — from the Donna Fargo exhibit to the vintage fire trucks to the explanation of how integral textile mills were to the local economy. I had the privilege of volunteering at the museum a few years ago, and I know first hand how many school children from our area benefit from touring the museum. They love the hands-on activities and are immediately in touch with their own history when they enter the building.
Funds are scarce everywhere, and it is hard to fund everything, but we have a true jewel on Main Street, and we need to make sure it shines.