MAGNOLIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC

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Mission

The Magnolia Historical Society promotes and preserves the history of Magnolia, Texas as well as providing a community gathering place, and a visible focus for community identity.

Ruling year info

2010

President

Mr. Robert Franklin

Main address

Po Box 186

Magnolia, TX 77353 USA

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EIN

20-4196630

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are preserving Magnolia's history (stories and artifacts) while strengthening and supporting Magnolia's sense of community.

Our programs

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Depot Preservation

We preserve, maintain, and make available to the public:
*The train station depot around which Magnolia formed.
*Historic local doctors office.
*Historically accurate blacksmith shop.
*A museum of local artifacts, photographs, books and other memorabilia.
*A pavilion for community gatherings, educational presentations, and private gatherings.
*Additional support the City of Magnolia's Community Center.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Preserve and record Magnolia's history. Promote and celebrate our sense of community for old and new residents in the area.

We preserve and restore the historic railroad Depot around which Magnolia was founded. We record, preserve and restore archival items within the Depot Museum. We participate in and have community events, welcoming old and new residents to the historic Depot complex. We promote tourism and community identity to tourists by housing the City of Magnolia's Tourism Coordinator. We educate young people about the history of their town by hosting field trips from the local school system. We have a social media presence and website.

We have a roster of dedicated volunteers, participation of City Officials and Staff, and paid staffing for museum hours three days a week. Montgomery County government also provides space to locate the Depot and other historic buildings, maintenance, utilities, and the use of the adjacent Community Center for meetings and events. The Montgomery County Historical Commission supports us through training, grants and other programs.

In the past three years we have: added the hosting of the City of Magnolia's Tourism office, driving more visitors to our museum. We have repainted the Caboose in historically accurate colors, in cooperation with Union Pacific. We have restored the roof of the Depot with new shake cedar shingles, in compliance with and keeping our Texas historic marker, and with the help of the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Generous donors have helped us replace our aging air conditioning, keeping our artifacts and visitors protected from the scorching heat of summer, and chill of winter.
We continue to increase the safety and improve the condition of the historic buildings, with an entry deck replacement being scheduled as our next big project. We are also working to better record the inventory of what we have, moving towards having rotating displays, so that items not currently on display can be archived in a more protected way. We are adding a display about the military veterans from Magnolia.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MAGNOLIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC

Board of directors
as of 9/20/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Robert Franklin

Edward Jones

Term: 2017 - 2019

Cathy Yowell

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No