One of the important lessons learned from the process of opening this museum - really creating a new institution - is that it cannot be done alone. We have written before about all of the generosity we have seen. People have shared information, sent us money and sent us things. So that is why I am confidently sharing our work behind the scenes so that those of you who may be able to help will know what we are doing, and thus know how to help us.
We are planning opening exhibits. We are looking for a model of an oil rig that might be found in the Gulf of Mexico; invitations, menus and other memorabilia for our White House exhibit; posters of food festivals in the South; and anything else that you think would be useful to us.
Thanks in advance.