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What is the Friends of Reynolds-Alberta Museum Society?

The Friends of Reynolds-Alberta Museum Society was formed in 1988. The Friends mission is “to be an effective volunteer organization that supports the vision and goals of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum”.
The Reynolds–Alberta Museum opened in 1992. The museum “celebrates the spirit of the machine” through the preservation, presentation and promotion of the mechanical heritage of transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from 1890 to 1965.
The Friends Society is a registered charity, lead by a volunteer Board of Directors elected annually from its approximately 500 members. The Society employs 4 full time staff plus part-time and seasonal positions.

What does the Friends of Reynolds-Alberta Museum do?

The Society encourages visitation to the Museum by assisting with annual events:
History Road;
Salute to Aviation;
Harvest Festival;
Snow Drag Races.

The Friends, with the support of the Museum’s volunteer program, allow members of the community to become actively involved in the operation of the museum. The friends Society enhances the visitor experience at the museum through fundraising for special projects, including:
Construction of a children’s playground;
Artifact restoration and conservation;
Exhibit development.

The Friends Society provides visitor services, including the gift shop and restaurant.

How is the Friends of Reynolds-Alberta Museum Society funded?

Primary sources of revenue include gift shop and restaurant sales, membership fees, fundraising events, sponsorship, donations and grants.

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