Museum Accomplishments

2010

  • Petition Mailed (1/25/10)
  • Established By-laws, Collections Policy, Constitution and other important documents. (January)
  • Conformation letter received (2/10/10)
  • Contacted David Palmquist First time. (7/10/10)
  • Contacted David Palmquist second time (8/31/10)
  • Sent an email response and picture for his questions. (9/10/10)
  • Sent Follow up to David Palmquist (10/21/10)
  • Send Second Follow up to David Palmquist (11/6/10)
  • Sent Email to Karen Anderson (11/9/10)
  • Sent Email to Karen Anderson Describing the situation. (11/10/10)
  • Granted provisional charter for 5 years by regents board (12/14/10)

2011

  • Received certificate for charter (4/29/11)
  • Mailed conformation letter back to the State Education Department (6/4/11)
  • Mailed IRS 501(c) (3) (6/4/11)
  • Received not-for-profit status
  • Launched museum website

2012

  • Created new domain for website (1/25/12)
  • Applied for discretionary funding for FY13 (3/16/12)
  • Launched a new website mmncny.org (4/12/12)
  • Created brochures (5/30/12)
  • Granted 3500.00 from James Oddo (6/29/12)
  • Facebook establish (August)

2013

  • Applied for discretionary funding FY14 (3/1/13)
  • Funding from both Oddo and Rose for $3500.00 each total in $5000.00 (6/29/13)
  • Speech given at conference house

2014

  • Applied for discretionary funding
  • Rose granted $3500.00 Ignizio granted $3500.00
  • Speech given at Conference house
  • Planned for travel exhibit to Staten Island children’s museum
  • Nicotra grant for $1000.00
  • Conference house exhibit begins (October)
  • Speech given at Staten Island Rotary (June 10, 2014)
  • Newspaper articles about Museum’s establishment (June)

2015

  • Conference house exhibit ends (January)
  • Converted front office/foyer into exhibit area
  • SICM exhibit opened (February)
  • Discretionary funding for FY16
  • Matteo granted $2500.00 Ignizio granted $2500.00 rose granted $3500.00 totaling in $8500.00
  • Applied for DCA for FY16 but denied for being first year
  • Twitter connection (February)
  • Instagram established (December)
  • Establishment of a tour app to provide visitors with a listening tour (November-December)
  • Presentation at Staten Island Children’s Museum for Columbus Day about Morse Code and the Gyrocompass.(October)
  • Atlantic Salt Maritime Festival (June)
  • Lecture at Rotary Foundation (July 21, 2015)

2016

  • Mailed in form absolute charter (January 13, 2016)
  • DCA FY17 application submitted (Feb 8 2016)
  • DCA seminar (January)
  • City discretionary workshop with Edwina Martin (February)
  • Vin Lenza’s SINFPA discretionary workshop (February)
  • Founder presented at Community board 1 meeting held on 2/22/16 at 7pm to approximately 30 people.
  • Meeting and over for connection to lilac preservation project 2/17/16
  • Tour given to community board 1 member John Guzzo and district manager Joe Carroll 2/22/16
  • Tour given to CUNY service corp. manager Cheryl Barzey 2/24/16.
  • 3/23/16 museum in transition event at the Hilton garden inn.
  • 6/29/16 membership drive at the Tibetan Museum
  • 8/2016 Absolute Charter approved by NYSED
  • 8/24/16 MMNC received $11,000.00 total grant from the NYC Council Discretionary fund from all 3 Staten Island Councilmembers.
  • 9/2016 MMNC becomes a partner of the CUNY Service Corps with 6 new interns
  • 10/2/16 MMNC published in SI advance for receiving its Absolute Charter.
  • 11/14/16 MMNC received $10,000.00 grant from the Investors bank Foundation.
  • 12/7/16 presentation to the Staten Island Tuna Club as requested by Mr. John Malizia.
  • 12/12/16 MMNC published on csitoday.com Article about the interns and the experience and affect the CUNY Service Corp has on such a small thriving not for profit.
  • 1/1/17 MMNC received $2,000.00 grant from the Staten Island Arts DCA Premier Grant.
  • 1/30/17 MMNC Chairman met with Captain Michael Day of the United States Coast guard.
  • 2/1/17 MMNC received 5 new board members.

Updated As of 2/1/17