Officials Address Issues Confronting Museum of Western Colorado
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- At Monday’s Grand Junction City Council meeting, officials with the Museum of Western Colorado came forward to talk about issues the tourist attraction is dealing with.
Officials spoke about the various strengths the museum has, such as a great location and popular exhibits. However, in order to grow, they say there's some easy fixes Grand Junction can make that would help draw in additional revenue to both the museum and the city.
“We would also like to be a better museum for the community and grow out,” said Peter Booth, executive director of the Museum of Western Colorado. “Put out outdoor exhibits and expand our exhibit capacity. Improve our collection space. These are all significant improvements that we would need to do, but to do that, we would have to make sure we had significant partnerships within the neighborhood.”
Museum officials want the city want to look into improving and developing the surrounding area, by adding signs throughout the neighborhood to promote the museum, and also cleaning up Whitman Park.