Saturday, 26 January 2013

Jones County Endowment Fund Grant Awarded to National Motorcycle Museum

Jones County Endowment Fund Grant Awarded to
National Motorcycle Museum
Funds will enhance Museum's educational work.

 
Using Jones County Endowment Fund (JCEF)  grant money, informative labels and mounts will be produced for motorcycles on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

NEWS:
The National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa has over 400 motorcycles on display. Each has a story to tell any visitor who is curious about its maker, its specifications, maybe even its rider. Now more of the motorcycles on display will be able to "speak", thanks to a grant from the Jones County Endowment Fund.

"When you visit any museum, you go there to see objects and learn about the ones that grab your attention," says Museum President and Founder of J&P Cycles, John Parham. With over 400 motorcycles and several thousand other objects on display,  Parham says it's an expensive, daunting task to label each motorcycle. "We want to help visitors learn, but when you factor the research, design and printing of each label, making a mount to set the label at a comfortable reading height, times 400 motorcycles, you are well into a five figures expense! This Jones County Endowment Fund grant will be a big help in bringing information on more motorcycles to our visitors." 

"We are proud to support the National Motorcycle Museum," said Cali Beals, Chair of the Jones County Endowment Fund.  "The Museum is a primary attraction for visitors from outside our county and is critical to tourism business in Jones County.  We are very pleased to provide funding that will enhance the experience for those who visit the Museum."

Work is under way now on a new temporary exhibition entitled Dirt Track Heroes which will tell the exciting stories of this century old form of motorcycle racing. Production of labels and mounts for motorcycles in this temporary exhibit and those in the permanent collection will be supported by the grant. Your next visit to the National Motorcycle Museum, a fun destination to stop at any day of the year,  should be fun and even more educational. 


The National Motorcycle Museum is a non-profit 510(c)(3) organization funded primarily by donations from motorcycle and museum enthusiasts. The website address is:  www.nationalmcmuseum.org

Learn more about the   Jones County Endowment Fund .   
  The Jones County Endowment Fund is an affiliate of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
 The Jones County Endowment Fund places priority on improving the economic well-being or quality of life of Jones County residents, improving educational opportunities, community capital improvements, promoting tourism and recreation, and maintaining Jones County heritage. Projects and programs must be located in Jones County to receive funding. The Jones County Endowment Fund is an affiliate of The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) which is a public charitable organization holding nearly 600 different charitable funds. GCRCF enhances quality of life through philanthropy, connecting donors to priorities they care about and to the needs of the community. GCRCF provides leadership on important community issues and provides nonprofits, donors and fundholders with the highest level of philanthropic stewardship and professional services. For more information, visit www.gcrcf.org or visit us on Facebook.

National Motorcycle Museum
102 Chamber Drive
PO Box 405
Anamosa, IA 52205
319 462 3925

National Motorcycle Museum Information:
The National Motorcycle Museum is open seven days a week, year around. Museum members are admitted free. Becoming a member is quick and easy. Admission is only $8.00 except during special events. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. 

The National Motorcycle Museum is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation.
For more information, email the Museum at museum@nationalmcmuseum.org or
call 319 462 3925.

Plan your visit to the National Motorcycle Museum on the web at www.nationalmcmuseum.org

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