WINNSBORO, Tx — U.S. Representative Lance Gooden recently nominated Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) for the 2024 National Medal for Museum Service. Managed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington DC, the National Medals for Museum and Library Service honor outstanding American organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to their communities.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious nomination,” states WCA board of directors president Mary White. “Being recognized for deeply impacting our community and region through our programs is rewarding.”
The National Medals project looks for organizations that foster a lifelong passion for learning for all people, nourishing curiosity and imagination from early childhood through adulthood, for people of all abilities and needs. Nominees like WCA are recognized for enriching the lives of community members by offering spaces for convening, connection, and conversation; enlightenment and shared thoughts and opinions; and preserving natural and cultural heritage and community memory.
“Our WCA programs strive to do just that every day,” White says. “Through art exhibitions, student art contests, summer kids camps, live music events and concerts, theater performances, special events, and educational classes and workshops, we engage with people of all ages and backgrounds in our community and throughout the region.”
Thirty organizations across the country will be selected as finalists and several will then be selected to receive national medals. Nominees are notified of their status in the spring of 2024.
Winnsboro Center for the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) multidisciplinary arts center. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at other designated times for special events. For more information visit www.winnsborocenterforthearts.
com or call (903) 342-0686.