Armstrong Air and Space Museum
Backstory and Context
When the museum first opened the annual attendance was more then 100,000. The Ohio History Connection (OHC) was in charge of running the museum. After the first initial enthusiasm for the museum attendance began to drop. During the State budget crisis, the state greatly reduced the funding for the museum. In response the Armstrong museum staff began making phone call in an attempt to keep the museum open. This led to a group of citizens to discuss the situation, it was then decided to form a non profit organization to work out an arrangement with the OHC. This organization became known as the "Armstrong Air and Space Museum Association". The group eventually worked out a contract with the OHC, which turned over operations of the museum to the association. Today the association does many different things to help the community using the museum. They had began working with local school districts to provide gifted and STEAM education, conduction astronaut camps, and bringing the story of Neil Armstrong and the space program to libraries throughout Ohio and even some nearby states,
History of Organization, Armstrong Air & Space Museum. Accessed April 30th 2020. https://www.armstrongmuseum.org/history-organization.