Volunteer and Donor event sends the Museum building at the State Fair off in style; Good news received regarding new location on the fairgrounds
The Minnesota Newspaper Museum at the State Fairgrounds was the scene of a wonderful event Saturday, September 7, to thank the dedicated volunteers and donors who have made the museum work each year.
The event also acted as one last “goodbye” to the building that has housed the museum since 1987. In the coming weeks the building will be razed as part of a renovation of the Heritage Square exhibit area and the creation of an adjacent transit station. The museum’s premier collection of letterpress printing equipment will be moved to a storage location until May of 2014.
Minnesota Newspaper Foundation board members Linda Falkman and Julie Bergman met with Jim Sinclair, Deputy Manager of the State Fair on Friday. They were told that the State Fair organization is actively looking for a new location on the fairgrounds and that they are dedicated to find a building or space to make the continuation of the museum feasible. A final decision on that space is not expected until early in 2014.
The event was sponsored in part by State Auto Insurance, the Minnesota Newspaper Association, the Minnesota Newspaper Foundation and the Musty-Barnhart Agency.