Stewart Museum to get back on track
I would like to thank you for the very concise and articulate editorial of Jan 3.
The last few weeks have been very trying and I would also like to thank the many persons who called with concern and expressed dismay and astonishment about how such an action could occur and who offered support and compliments regarding the last three years of development here at the Stewart Indian School Museum.
To those persons whose lives and businesses were adversely affected, I can only hope that they understand that this situation was totally in the hands of Buildings and Grounds and the Capitol Police. We still do not understand how such fraud could be perpetrated.
To those persons who had planned their Christmas to be “home” at Stewart, I can only say we regret the blot on our track record of “open every day” for three years. Santa will be back to visit those children whose presents and season were taken. Our exhibit, programming and special events calendar will be reinstated once we determine the amount of damage sustained during the last two weeks.
To the public at large, we peacefully rededicate ourselves to:
Our Vision is to restore the Stewart Indian Boarding School Campus as an oasis of historical, educational and cultural activity.
Our Mission is to rehabilitate campus buildings, develop programs and services that serve others through education, recreation and cultural venues.
Our Values are to bring positive influence and benefit to those we serve.
We aspire to continue to recreate the unique experience, both architectural and historical that was, and is, the Stewart Indian Boarding School and to offer peaceful enjoyment to those who visit in pursuit of a quality learning experience.
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