Museum wants public to decide new exhibit
April 25, 2012
FORT LEE, Va. - The U.S. Army Women's Museum, the only museum of its kind, enjoys keeping the exhibits fresh by creating temporary displays highlighting different themes. This time around, the museum personnel are looking to engage public input to help decide which of three possible displays will be the next attraction.
To accomplish this, the museum is turning to its Facebook visitors to help choose the next temporary exhibit.
"As a staff, we always collaborate on projects and developed three ideas, but in the end we couldn't decide which we would do," said Amanda Strickland, museum operations specialist and archivist. "So, we decided to ask the public to cast the tie-breaking vote and we wanted our 'friends' to share in the fun."
The exhibit challenge is being hosted on the museum's Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/usarmywomensmuseum. The challenge is tabbed at the top of the page. There are three possible exhibits and visitors are asked to vote on the one they "Like" the most. The challenge runs until May 18, at which time the "Likes" will be tallied and the winning exhibit revealed. The exhibit will be fabricated and put on display June 1.