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Title:Walking Horse Museum
Summary:MTAS was asked about funding possibilities for assisting with locating the National Walking Horse Museum in Wartrace.
Original Author:Darden, Ron
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Product Create Date:04/29/2011
Last Reviewed on::08/26/2011
Subject:Arts and cultural enhancement; Public works--Facilities; Public works--Finance
Type:General
Original Document: April 29 letter to Ms. Gentry.pdf

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Text of Document: April 29, 2011

Ms. Laura Gentry, City Recorder
Town of Wartrace
P.O. Box 158
Wartrace, Tennessee 37183


Re: Walking Horse Museum


Dear Ms. Gentry

We recently discussed funding possibilities for assisting with locating the National Walking Horse Museum in Wartrace.

The town may operate the museum as a town department or the museum may incorporate as a non- profit corporation, to which the town may contribute. If the town is providing most of the funding, it could maintain control by establishing the museum as a town museum. If most of the financing is from other sources, the public corporation may be a better route.

If the town is putting up the money, my recommendation is to retain control of the museum by operating it as a city department.

Sincerely

Ron Darden
Municipal Management Consultant