JANUARY/2000: Reading Company Technical & Historical Society Long-Range Plan

In January, 2000, the RCT&HS took the initial steps toward a bonafide strategic planning process to facilitate the development both of the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, as well as the Society itself. From the first meeting with a professional museum consultant in January, up through October, the Long-Range Planning Task Force has worked diligently to focus on four principal aspects of museum development: Site Criteria, Interpretive Theme, Collections Care, and Financial Planning. In the document posted here, we present for your review the culmination of the Task Force’s efforts. The Plan maps out goals and strategies for the next three years as the Society works to move forward on developing the Reading Railroad Museum.

The Plan will hopefully be adopted at an upcoming general meeting of the Society. After that takes place, we will begin implementing the recommendations contained therein. Current Society members will receive a hard copy of the Plan in the next several weeks. If you are not currently a member, please review the Plan and consider joining; we are embarking down a truly exciting path in our organization’s development, now is the time to get involved and help us preserve the rich history of the Reading Railroad.

Thanks for taking the time to review the efforts of the Task Force, and as always, thanks for your support.

Tom Jacobs, former RCT&HS President

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