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Review for Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum Inc, Meridian, MS, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I came on the board to help preserve the historic Soule' Steam Feed Works site, I knew that we were starting a very special project. Our goal was to preserve this turn-of-the-20th-century site for future generations. We also wanted to create a place where history teaches and visitors learn about our American forefathers' hard work, ingenuity and desire for improving life. Soule' shows an important part of how industry progressed over time. It is a joy to see younger people learn how to operate the antique machines and demonstrate them for our visitors. To experience the sounds and smells of steam engines operating under real steam is worth a visit to the Soule' Live Steam Festival in November. There are few sites like Soule' remaining in the United States. We cannot afford to let America's early technology and manufacturing era pass into oblivion. Future generations need to have some knowledge of how America became great.

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

seeing the site progress toward becoming an industrial museum. Opening the museum during the Soule' Live Steam Festival and expeirencing the volunteers' and public's reaction to the demonstrations presented at the museum.

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

want to see the funding made available so that the site could be completed. This site needs to be made accessible for visitors each and every day.

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

seeing visitors' reactions and interactions with the people demonstrating at the museum during the Soule' Live Steam Festival.

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

friendly and knowledgeable.

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

complete the development of the historic Soule' Steam Feed Works site and open for visitors every day.

Ways to make it better...

it would be make it easier to walk around the site.

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

raising the funds to complete the project in this tough economy.

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

considering the scope of the project, our group has moved this project forward.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I worked to preserve historic site as an industrial museum.