About Hutchings Museum Institute
Exploring the Past, Creating the Future
At the Hutchings Museum Institute, our mission is to cultivate John and Eunice’s marvelous spirit of exploration and curiosity in our community and in visitors of all ages. Everything we do, every exhibit, and every program are driven by our core values.
The Hutchings Museum Institute is becoming a hub of community learning and enjoyment. Through an educational approach, the Museum strives to ignite curiosity, a spirit of exploration, and wildlife conservation
Preservation: We catalog and prepare artifacts for the future enjoyment and education of the public.
Restoration: We restore damaged artifacts and images for the future enjoyment, inspiration, and education of the public.
Conservation: We believe in conserving the local natural environment through education and opportunities for the public to participate in local wildlife conservation projects.
Exploration: We believe in learning through doing. We will be providing opportunities for the public to participate in expeditions, classes, workshops, and projects that will inspire and educate them.
Stewardship: We have been entrusted with many historical images, stories, and artifacts. We take this responsibility and strive to make it accessible to future generations in person and digitally.
Education: We believe in sharing the knowledge we have with as many people as possible. We will continue to create programs to have the museum reach and educate both children and adults. We create educational research.