WHOA Officers, Board of Directors, Judges and Friends,
One of our goals for 2013 is to increase the public and industry awareness of the Museum and the benefits we feel it brings to the Tennessee Walking Horse. At the heart of our mission is educating the public about the rich agricultural, social and economic contributions the Tennessee Walking Horse has made to America over the past seventy-five plus years. This story is crucial in presenting the most positive image of the breed possible.
A concerted effort is being made to broaden participation in our organization by telling stories through artifacts of the incredible versatility of the Walking Horse. We are looking for artifacts related to all disciplines of the Tennessee Walking Horse. We are also looking for people interested in serving on the Board of Directors and volunteers to work on various tasks at the Museum.
As Walking Horse Owners and Judges, you know some of the most colorful and interesting aspects of the Walking Horse story. Your input and participation is essential to the Museum’s success; after all, without you there would be no story to tell. We are currently trying to plan entertainment events which would feature story tellers and experts on the breed’s history. WHOA’s participation in this program would be greatly appreciated. Please contact us to schedule an event date.
The Museum was relocated to Wartrace in late 2010 and after many months of building renovations and fund raising, we finally opened the doors to the public in November of 2012.We receive no regular financial support for operating purposes from any breed interest group, private individual or public agency. We depend on small admission fees and donations to pay the cost of keeping our doors open.
The adverse publicity the Walking Horse has received during the past few years has hurt everyone in the industry including the Museum. We need your help to increase the awareness of the Museum by sharing our story with your members and by making any donation you can to help us continue our mission and maintain and grow the Museum in Wartrace, Tennessee which is known as the “Cradle of the Tennessee Walking Horse”. We need your help with collecting, preserving and providing public access to artifacts, documents and photographs which document the rich history of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Please help us and use us as a tool to promote your business.
Your donation can be made by sending a check to our address below.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Philip D. Gentry, President
501 (c) (3) Public Charity
PO Box 572
27 Main Street
Wartrace, TN 37183