Hunter Chaney

The Evolution of a Small Foundation’s Growth into a New Museum

The Collings Foundation was founded in 1979 with the purpose of preserving and exhibiting rare historical artifacts and enabling people to experience history through living history events. Over the years the Foundation’s collection has grown and with it the types and frequency of events, the latest iteration being a new museum.

Come learn about the journey of growth from starting as a small, local foundation to becoming a large museum with a broad reach. We’ll discuss how goals and objectives change, new opportunities as well as new challenges we’ve met along the way, overcoming them and some of the Foundation’s plans upon entering this new stage.

Hunter Chaney

Hunter Chaney is Director of Marketing for the Collings Foundation (

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