Just in time for the official Grand Opening of the Monroe Cultural and Heritage Museum next week, the Museum Board announced a new partnership with Liberty First Bank that will help fund it for the next five years.
At a press conference last week, the first $5,000 check of a $25,000 commitment by the bank was presented to the board members of the Monroe Cultural and Heritage Museum.
“The idea of creating the Monroe Museum began in early 2013 and has been in the making over nearly four years,” said Bobby Carrell, president of the Monroe Museum Board. “Last year, we opened with a preview of the museum, which was met with great reviews. This partnership could not have come at a better time as we prepare for our Grand Opening on Nov. 3, 2016.”
The Monroe Cultural and Heritage Museum plans to present the history of the city from even before it existed to the present day. The preview, which was open to the public for almost a year, has been updated for the official Grand Opening next week. Dawn Griffin, CEO and president of Liberty First Bank said this commitment, which will be paid out at $5,000 a year for the next 5 years, is the largest one that the bank has ever made. She said the bank is very proud of this partnership.
“Liberty First Bank is pleased to be able to partner with the Monroe Museum. We believe that supporting the preservation of the history of Monroe binds us all to our roots,” she said. “We look forward to growing with Monroe.”
The Grand Opening of the official exhibit will be in conjunction with the city’s first Light up the Night next week. You’re invited to drop in and see the new display at the Monroe Cultural and Heritage Museum. You can find out more about the early beginnings of the Monroe Museum in an article that published in the 2015 issue of Walton Living Magazine. You can also follow the progress of the museum, on the Facebook Page.