Media Release: Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum launches strategic planning process, survey

April 25, 2022

Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum launches strategic planning process, survey

The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum is in the process of developing a strategic plan and is seeking feedback from the community about the museum and its services. The museum is encouraging members of the public to complete a brief, five-minute survey to share their thoughts and contribute to meaningful conservations about the museum’s future.

 In 2016, the Heritage House Museum underwent a sustainable service review through the Town of Smiths Falls. As a result, the museum was able to strengthen its program offerings, while cutting service expenses and introducing changes to operations.

The next step in this process for the museum is to develop a strategic plan that will continue the planning process and will help guide the museum by identifying goals, opportunities and actions for growth and sustainability over the next five years.

The museum will be accepting feedback through the survey between April 17 and 30, 2022. More information or hard copies of the survey can be obtained at the museum by contacting Danielle Marshall, Special Project Coordinator at: 613-283-6311 or heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca.

The survey can be accessed through Speak Up Smiths Falls at www.speakupsmithsfalls.com/heritage-house-museum-strategic-planning or here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HHM2022.

 About the Heritage House Museum

 The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum was first opened in 1981 as a showcase for community history and art in the restored 1860s home of Joshua & Tameson Bates.  The museum offers educational and research services alongside exhibitions and community events and continues to look for new ways to remain relevant for visitors from around the world.

The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum is currently available by appointment for research inquiries and school bookings.  The museum will open for the season, May 14, 2022 and will be open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment.

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For More Information:

Danielle Marshall
Special Project Coordinator
Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum
(613)-283-6311
heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca