Utica Institute Museum: “How can I get involved?” May 18, 2019
Our Vision: Preserve the legacy of William Holtzclaw and share the importance of The Utica Normal & Industrial Institute in Southern Black Education
Future home of Utica Institute Museum
Exhibit One: Remnants of Holtzclaw Mansion Gallery One
Exhibit Two: Original Utica Institute Office and equipment. Gallery One
Here’s How We Started •
First wanted the VP Home • Denied access because of several factors • Suggested Hinds AHS facility Hinds AHS • Began clean-up • Created pilot exhibit in one room • Older traveling exhibit in ‘presentation’ room
And then something happened… • •
Upward Bound was funded • Needed classroom space • Needed lab space Suggested VP Home (again) • VP (Dr. Tyrone Jackson) considered this • Presented idea to Dr. Muse • Approved and we moved ahead Started working on renovation
Additional Spaces •
Sports Museum space • JD Boyd Gym • Old Apartment Some work already completed Need a bit more to made habitable
Project Phases Phase 1 Stabilize vp home: replace roof, replace wall between den (gallery 2)and patio. Some plumbing and updating of bathroom
Phase 2 Repair/upgrade sheetrock in gallery 1. Create kitchenette and upgrade all flooring.
Phase 3 Move archives and exhibits into the space (gallery 1 & 2. and archives)
all of us working together Will reach our goal.
Potential Projects •
Utica Institute Museum • Outdoor landscaping • Renovation of Gallery 2 • Installation of wheelchair lift • Historic Interpretative Walking Trail from museum to Holtzclaw Cemetery
Utica Sports Hall of Fame • Tile the floor downstairs - $2800 • Paint the walls & staircase - $1800 • Install spotlights for trophy cases • Upper Deck Renovation to include glass wall railing, lighting and rooms for Football, Basketball & other sports
So, Whatâ€™s the Point?
Fundraising! We need money to make the dream a reality. Here’s how you can help: • Hinds Foundation https://www.hindscc.edu/alumni_community/ways-to-give/index#gsc.tab=0
Hinds Foundation online giving form https://www.hindscc.edu/alumni_community/ways-to-give/foundation-onlinegiving/hindscc-foundation-giving-form#gsc.tab=0
Thanks! Any questions?