Shirley Simmons, co-chairman of the town’s Centennial Commission and a leader in development of the museum, reported on the project’s status and some tentative plans for its future at last week’s meeting of town commissioners.
Ms. Simmons said members of the local Questers chapter and the Repository Committee of the Centennial Commission have been discussing the creation of an organization of museum supporters, possibly to be named Friends of the Museum, to work on fund-raising and other support projects for the facility. She said such a group would seek 5013C status so contributions would be tax deductible.
She said the group felt it would be important to have one board member involved so the full board could be kept up to date on the museum supporters’ activities and plans.
The group suggested Adcock because he represents the third generation of a family living and working in the Varina side of town. She also noted that Adcock lives in the Fuquay Springs historic district and that his family has been interested and involved in development of the museum.
Board members went along with the suggestion and made Adcock their liaison delegate.
Ms. Simmons said the museum will be open to the general public on July 17 from 5 until 8 p.m. in conjunction with a Cruise In event planned for downtown on that date. She said the museum committee is also working on plans to train docents to serve as guides through the museum and to establish a regular schedule of open hours.
In the meantime she is conducting tours for groups by appointment.