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March 1, 2010

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March 1, 2010

Tremendous museum! Comprehensive historical record, with fantastic ability to do research. Extensive archives. Fabulus facilities. Great day for the entire family!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful and very personable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 26, 2010

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February 26, 2010

I went to the museum to see the miniatures exhibit around Christmastime. Needless to say the collection blew me away and I could have stayed there a few days just to see the intricacies of each and every exhibit. THEN I was able to tour the rest of the museum which was equally as entertaining and amazing. Would go there again and again!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

what I've enjoyed most is the helpful staff. I think everyone there is working so hard to make this museum enjoyable for anyone and everyone.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

As a local business owner (real estate broker and auctioneer), I consult with the museum staff and archives in order to obtain historical background information on historical properties that I have offered for sale/available for purchase in Mason County, KY whenever I list a property with historical significance. In 2009, I successfully sold two circa 1795 Mason County stone homes (which has to be rare as there are not that many stone homes within the county), both located in rural areas of the county (4.05 acres on Parker Lane at Mays Lick and 2.85 acre on Taylor Mill) and both situated on small acreage, both on the National Register of Historic Places (the Poague House Mays Lick and Milton Mills Taylor Mill Road, Maysville, were both added to the National Register Jan. 8, 1987), and I contacted the museum when researching some of the history of the properties for purposes of providing historical data to prospective purchasers, including those persons who ultimately purchased the properties (the purchasers were non-residents, one from Maryland, the other from Ohio). I have found the staff very helpful and accommodating. I also have donated my time to conduct charity auctions to benefit the museum (the Museum has a world class miniatures collection and I conducted an auction to benefit the museum in 2008, selling a miniature collection, and -- in addition to Kentucky and US bidders -- we had bidders/purchasers from several foreign countries including Switzerland, England, Japan, and Germany, and this was a "Live Auction", with these bidders actually present in the audience! I also conduct an auction on their behalf annually (March 5 will mark the fourth or fifth year of my involvement and I conducted two benefits auctions in 2008), volunteering my services as well as that of my staff, and I don't even live in Mason County, but in the adjoining county (that shows how much I appreciate the Museum as I am willing to travel outside of my county to support them!).

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

action, with staff aiding me in obtaining information on properties that I had listed for sale and successrul sold.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to obtain funds to acquire and display even more artifacts from private collections representing the early history and settlement of the area.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

interaction/consulatation with staff and volunteers, observing historical items of local interest on display (the William Craig landscape scene is extraordinary as is Kenton's Ride; the tall case clock, the Tuttle chest are also favorites!).

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

courteous, friendly, and accommodating.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

add significantly to the collection of local historical artifacts! There is a treasure trove of artifacts in private hands that if the monies were available for acquisition could be placed on permanent display!

Ways to make it better...

there were even more historical artifacts on display from early tradesmen, manufacturers, businesses and historic figures. Maysville is home of KY's Oldest Bank and more examples of early banknotes should be acquired/displayed.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

increasing funds available for purchase and display of additional historical artifacts.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am a big fan of the museum and wish we had such an impressive facility in Lewis County (we have a museum, but nowhere near the space and capabilities of the Maysville facility).

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

What a gift Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is for our community. I love to take visiting friends and family to learn a bit of our history and revel in our local arts. But most of the time, I just go alone - absorbing the culture that surrounds me at KGMC. I feel so blessed to be a member of the museum. It enriches my life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

special programs offered: music, paintings, antique toys

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the miniatures collection and the doll house

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

pleasant and knowledgable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

offer more of the same high quality exhibits and programs

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

The Ky. Gateway Museum has wonderful resources for genealogy research. The people working in that department were VERY helpful to me in finding information on my Mason County family.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely helpful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

I was born in Maysville, Kentucky then lived in New York and currently in Virginia. I recently toured the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center and they truly have something for everyone. My particular interest is in genealogy and the files and books available is truly fantastic with lots of information available on line. The miniatures on display were incredible and unique to most museums.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the help given to me by the staff while researching in the genealogy available at the museum.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their willingness to help you.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

excellent at helping me and making me feel welcome.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

stack their shelves with every imaginable book that would help families locate their ancestors and descendants.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to spend at the museum.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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