Wednesday, March 31, 2010

News from the Museum's Director

I am writing today to share some exciting, but bittersweet news. I have recently accepted the position of Executive Director for the Arts Council of Brazos Valley in College Station where I’ll be responsible for “making the arts accessible to citizens of the Brazos Valley,” an area that encompasses seven counties. My last official day as the Director of The Williamson Museum will be in mid-April. Although I will greatly miss the Museum and all of the wonderful people involved, I look forward to a new challenge in my career and a new chapter for the Museum.

I feel it is important to note that I could not have asked for a better board, staff, community and county with which to work. I look back on all that the Museum has accomplished since opening our doors to the public in late 2003 and realize that I owe you all a debt of gratitude for your role in our success. Without your help and generous donations of time, resources and wisdom, the Museum story would not have happened at all.

We officially opened our doors to the public just over six years ago. At that time, we barely managed to keep the lights on and the doors open fifteen hours a week. We did so with a handful of dedicated volunteers, one staff member and next to no financial resources. Look at what we have accomplished in just a few short years! With your continued work and support just imagine what the Museum will do in the coming years!

Thank you again for all that you do and although it is difficult for me to leave Williamson County, I know that the Museum is in good hands. Rest assured that the Museum will continue operations as usual under the direction of a very talented staff and board of directors.

I know that you will give our next director the same warm reception and support that I have received during my five and a half years here, and I also look forward to watching The Williamson Museum continue to grow and prosper, but now from the position of Museum member and supporter. Thank you again for making my time in Williamson County memorable. I will miss you all.

Chris Dyer

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