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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)





Original Author: Darden, Ron
Date of Material: 04/29/2011

Subjects(s):
Arts and cultural enhancement
Public works--Facilities
Public works--Finance

Walking Horse Museum

Reviewed Date: 07/16/2021
Summary:
MTAS was asked about funding possibilities for assisting with locating the National Walking Horse Museum in Wartrace.


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

Main Document(s):
file April 29 letter to Ms. Gentry.pdf