New Strategic Directions for the Museum

This year the Museum will complete its first five-year strategic plan and indicators suggest that we will complete the plan 100%! This is a major accomplishment for the staff and board and we are truly grateful to the Crawfordsville community, our members, and visitors for helping us position the Museum as an organization that contributes to our county’s quality of life and provides daily enrichment to our visitors and program participants.

In a few months the Museum board will begin meeting to develop the next five-year strategic plan. In preparation for this, we have developed five core competencies that we believe the Museum does really well. These competencies will inform our strategic goals so we need to make sure we got this right.

I would love to hear what you think about these core competencies. Do you agree? Is there something else we do as well or better? Is this bunk? I want to hear it! It’s only through conversations and partnerships with our constituents that we will do our best work and make difference in the community and beyond.

Here they are:

Core Competencies for the Strategic Plan

  1. We know General Lew Wallace and we make him relevant.
  2. We are really good at articulating our message.
  3. We possess expertise in the small museum field.
  4. We are creative and innovative, and we execute the project.
  5. We are obsessed with the visitor experience.


Thanks for reading and I look forward to reading your comments!

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko

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