The Greater Vernon Museum is launching new programs in 2017.

The Greater Vernon Museum is launching new programs in 2017.

Greater Vernon Museum on the grow in 2017

A new structure is now in place with the museum becoming a non-profit society this September.

Changes are taking place at the Greater Vernon Museum.

A new structure is now in place with the museum becoming a non-profit society this September.

The newly created Greater Vernon Museum and Archives Society welcomed the addition of three new directors recently bringing the total up to 10 voting members and two non-voting.

“The new year will be a year of strategic planning for the board and staff alike, as we look at ways to grow and reach out to the community,” said Denise Marsh, communications and marketing manager for the museum.

“Look for new travelling exhibits, new programs such as the field school and kids series, and for us out participating in the number of community events.”

On the horizon is a new purpose-built facility shared with the Vernon Public Art Gallery that will include multi-purpose cultural space available to other cultural groups.

“We will be actively fundraising for the new facility beginning in the new year,” said Marsh.

The board of directors includes Gary Fisher, Ken Mather, Linda Wills, Dan Stuart (chairperson), Craig Dickson, Chad Soon, June Mitchell, Joanne Georgeson, Francois Arsenault and Eldie Jamieson as voting members.

Juliette Cunningham and Tannis Nelson are non-voting members of the board, and Tracy Satin is the museum’s curator.