LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (July 14, 2017) – The Methodist Museum of the Arkansas Conference recently received a $6,275 grant for one-time capital improvements at its location in the basement of First UMC, Little Rock. The grant was made to purchase track lighting, install high definition digital monitors and facilitate proper display and storage for historic quilts.
“We are pleased to make the experience of visiting the museum better through these improvements,’ said Jim Argue, Jr., UMFA President and CEO, “This important part of our United Methodist heritage is a treasure that all members of the Conference have an opportunity to visit.”
Hours for the museum are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and other dates by appointment. Call Linda Baker, curator, at 501-680-1089 to schedule a group tour of the facility at 723 Center Street in Little Rock.
The United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas manages $154 million in endowment funds and other charitable assets that benefit local churches and other United Methodist ministries. The UMFA is one of the largest United Methodist Foundations in the country. Founded in 1963, the UMFA is responsible for over 750 funds that support United Methodist ministries.