Original Author: Darden, Ron
Date of Material: 04/29/2011
Arts and cultural enhancement
Reviewed Date: 07/16/2021
MTAS was asked about funding possibilities for assisting with locating the National Walking Horse Museum in Wartrace.
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.
Municipal Management Consultant
April 29 letter to Ms. Gentry.pdf