Strategic Plan 2019-2024
In April 2018--with an update in 2019--the museum Board and a number of community stakeholders took part in a professionally facilitated strategic planning retreat. The objective was to renew the museum’s mission and map out major goals and priorities for the coming five years. With a flexible plan in place, we look forward to sustaining and growing the museum’s success in coming years.
Our mission establishes the purpose of our museum.
- Preserve Pender’s history
- Tell the community’s story
- Collect Pender’s heritage
- Show things worth seeing
- Celebrate what make our Islands unique
We aspire to be a great little museum.
The following messages amplify our vision:
- We are “the” place to discover Pender stories.
- We are a special museum about a special island
- We are valued and enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
Six important values guide the work of the Pender Islands Museum:
This is not a stuffy museum. It does not stand on a pedestal and lecture. It gives a real sense of the people who live(d) on the Penders.
When we make decisions, we keep the visitor’s needs and interests as a primary concern.
We invite and enjoy working with others - other people, other organizations.
We responsibly care for the heritage resources entrusted to us. We are a trusted source of information about the Islands’ history.
We are passionate about sharing our knowledge about the heritage of the Penders.
We are hospitable and invite exploration and participation by everyone.