The American Morgan Horse Association has released updates on the National Museum of the Morgan Horse.
* The museum director position was eliminated from the NMMH budget effective December 29, 2018. Therefore, the museum is temporarily closed to all research requests and other collections/archives questions while it transitions through a restructuring period. For any questions assistance during this time, email AMHA at email@example.com.
* The Board of Directors continue to work diligently to ensure the proper placement and continuation of the National Museum of the Morgan Horse. Unfortunately, the previously outlined proposal from the Eastern States Exposition Center (often referred to as “The Big E”) has not proven feasible due to the inability for them to obtain a lead donor for their renovations.
However, AMHA is excited to announce that it is currently in negotiations to establish an exhibit at Pineland Farms located in New Gloucester, Maine. Morgan horse trainer Rick Lane is the resident trainer, and visitors to the exhibit will have direct contact and viewing with the beloved breed.
This is a unique opportunity, as Pineland Farms has thousands of visitors each year, including tour buses with as many as 200 people at a time. Located just a short drive from Portland (where many cruise ships dock for day excursions), the farm is open to the public year round. Visitors will be able to view the exhibit, see live horse demonstrations and pick up materials to assist them in locating all things Morgan once they return to their home state.
In addition to the main exhibit, a research station, a reading room/library and a Walk of Honor Hallway for the many annual AMHA awards (connecting the exhibit area to the banquet facilities which overlook the indoor arena) are planned. NMMH will announce more details as they are finalized as well as providing an invitation to all for the ribbon cutting of this exhibit.
-- via AMHA