Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Business plan

I am trying to create an organization that will be able to earn its own way. That means that between paying entrance fees, memberships, sales of gift shop items and other ways of earning our income, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum will not have to go begging just to survive. We may still have to go begging to start new programs and to expand. But our existence will be secure.

But we aren't there yet. We aren't open. All of the avenues for earning revenue are not available to us. So as we come to the end of the year I would like to ask all of you who support what we are doing, who want there to be a museum that celebrates the food and drink of the South, to join SoFAB. You can join via our website or print out the membership form and mail us a check. Or, don't join. Just make a donation. The donation is tax deductible and will help make it possible for us to open and become self-sufficient. We are creating a new institution in New Orleans for all of the South.

We are currently working on our library, our exhibits and wiki. Our opening changing exhibit will deal with corn. A title is forthcoming. If you have stories of corn, artifacts or pictures, we would like to hear from you.