National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
5235 Oak Street
Kansas City MO 64112
Mission Statement

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures’s (T/m) mission is to educate, inspire, and delight adults and children through the museum's collection and preservation of toys and miniatures. T/m exhibits and preserves one of the nation's largest collections of antique toys and the world's largest collection of fine-scale miniatures.

At a time when museums housing collections of our type are closing nationwide, we are working to improve our interpretation and education to share the history of the common experience of playing with toys and the growing art form of fine-scale miniatures with a local and national audience. The museum is a portal to the past, a chronicle of the ways that our imaginations have served us over time. Children of all ages at all income levels have engaged in play across generations; the museum is a place for visitors to find common ground across generations, genders, and lifestyles. Our collection invites reminiscing, analysis, and discussion; it is a vehicle for building connections.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Petra Kralickova
Board Chair Mr. Vincent Gauthier
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1980
Former Names
Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Contributions can be made online at toyandminiaturemuseum.org/donate, via credit card over the phone by calling (816) 235-8001, by mailing a check to the museum at 5235 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112, or in person at the museum 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, closed Tuesday.
 
The museum is always looking for volunteers; please contact Katherine Mercier at mercierk@toyandminiaturemuseum.org or (816) 235-8005 for more information.  
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures’s (T/m) mission is to educate, inspire, and delight adults and children through the museum's collection and preservation of toys and miniatures. T/m exhibits and preserves one of the nation's largest collections of antique toys and the world's largest collection of fine-scale miniatures.

At a time when museums housing collections of our type are closing nationwide, we are working to improve our interpretation and education to share the history of the common experience of playing with toys and the growing art form of fine-scale miniatures with a local and national audience. The museum is a portal to the past, a chronicle of the ways that our imaginations have served us over time. Children of all ages at all income levels have engaged in play across generations; the museum is a place for visitors to find common ground across generations, genders, and lifestyles. Our collection invites reminiscing, analysis, and discussion; it is a vehicle for building connections.
Background Statement

The Toy and Miniature Museum opened in 1982. The museum started with 7,000 square feet of exhibit space and two full-time staff in the former Tureman Mansion, leased from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. In 1985, the museum's founders, Mary Harris Francis and Barbara Marshall, formed the Toy and Miniature Museum Foundation, donated their personal collections, and undertook a major fundraising effort to build an addition onto the original building. After the long-term loan of an extensive marble collection in 2004, a second addition added 12,000 square feet. In 2014, the museum became The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures and began a major renovation to improve the museum climate and reallocate the building’s existing square footage to better serve the needs of the collection and visitors.

T/m’s toy collection is broad in scope, and the sheer volume of materials makes it one of the nation's largest museum toy collections. The collection is particularly strong in dollhouses, dolls, transportation toys, stuffed animals, housekeeping toys, and toy shops and kitchens from 1870 to 1930.

T/m's collection of fine-scale miniatures is the largest collection of its kind in the world. It includes freestanding structures, room settings, and some of the finest examples of decorative arts and material culture, in terms of artistry, quality of workmanship, and uniqueness. Created by master craftsmen and artists, they are one-of-a-kind or limited-production pieces, and encompass a number of subjects including history, science, and mathematics. The museum primarily collects items in the three scales: 1” to 12"; ½” to 12"; and ¼” to 12".
 
The museum renovation included two temporary exhibition spaces. The larger North Gallery premiered with pedal cars and will feature toys from The Wizard of Oz in January of 2017. The smaller South Gallery has hosted exhibits on Japanese friendships dolls, black paper dolls, and Victorian photographs of children and their toys.
 
Before reopening, the museum's annual attendance was 21,000 visitors. After the $8-million renovation, a decrease in admission, and an increase in operating hours, the museum has seen over 40,000 people in the first year since reopening. Membership increased over 300%.
 
The majority of the museum's current income is from the endowment, museum store sales, admission fees, memberships, and donations. T/m is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and receives no state or federal funding.
Impact Statement
In 2017, T/m received 32,947 visitors. Over 4,000 people enjoyed one of the museum’s 58 educational programs ranging from adults-only nights, exhibit receptions, and the Meet the Experts lecture series to free days, hands-on activities, and puppet shows in addition to pop-up programs and marble lessons in the galleries. Most notably, Little Adventures, welcomed 1,236 visitors. The museum organized notable exhibitions Over The Rainbow: Toys from the Land of Oz ; The Three-Dimensional Imagination of Donna Moore; and Playing for Keeps: The VFW Marble Tournaments, 1947-1962, presented in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the exhibition was awarded Award of Merit by the American Association for State and Local History.
 
Presented in partnership with the International Guild of Miniature Artisans, Miniature Masterworks was the first-ever juried art show of fine-scale miniature work. From September 15-17, 68 artists, including 25 international artists, showcased their work at T/m. Artists competed for the Barbara Marshall Award for Artistic achievement. Of the 68 eligible artists, 54 submitted pieces for the award honoring miniature artists who exceeded the current standards of fine-scale miniature making.
 
The staff will be busy in 2019
  • Collections: Staff will catalog donations, respond to inquiries, and conduct research on collection objects.
  • Exhibits and Programming: Two new exhibits will premiere in 2019, including Going Places: The Toy Collection of Jerry Smith, open through August 2019 and A Space of Our Own opening on April 19, 2019-January 12, 2020
  • Organizational Sustainability: The museum continues to adopt its strategic plan to establish T/m's presence at a national level.
  • Community Building: The museum continues to partner with local organizations, and continues to build awareness locally and nationally.
Needs Statement

The museum’s most pressing needs for support include the following: 

  1. Education: Funding for the development and implementation of educational programming to increase awareness of fine-scale miniatures as an art form, increase accessibility to the museum’s collections for a broader demographic, and foster community cooperation and identity.
  2. Exhibitions: Underwriting for execution of the special exhibitions to allow the institution to better use the collection to foster an appreciation for and understanding of antique toys and fine-scale miniatures beyond the collection’s inherent wonder and whimsy.
  3. Volunteers: Additional volunteer staff to assist with research, greeting and orienting visitors, and assisting with program stations.
Service Categories
Museums
Art Museums
History Museums
Areas of Service
International
National
MO
KS
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Clay County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Platte County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

CEO Statement: 

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures contains a world-class collection of both historic toys and fine-scale miniatures. Our collection appeals to a broad variety of interests including art, architecture, culture, and history. The museum offers a unique venue for generations to explore together, and we encourage friends and families to study the pieces and allow their sense of wonder and critical thinking skills to engage as they reminisce through the toy exhibitions or stand in awe in front of the miniatures. We strive to create an inviting and educational atmosphere that gives patrons a reason to return again and again.
 
Institutions like this are rare. Museums dedicated to housing the history of childhood through toys and artifacts of play are slowly being lost. Additionally, museums of this size and scope devoted to miniature artistry virtually do not exist. The numbers alone increase the notoriety of our museum as a national institution. Our continued growth will be a benefit to Kansas City. Before reopening, patrons visited the museum from across the globe; 42% of visitors came from outside of the Kansas City metropolitan area. We are thrilled to have welcomed more than 40,000 visitors since reopening on August 1, 2015 and looking forward to welcoming many more in the coming year.
 
Board Chair Statement: 
 
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is a unique entity in our community. Under a single roof it combines the essence of childhood at play and its cultural implications with the finest collection of artisan miniatures in the world—a delight to adults and children alike. With the help of dedicated staff, strategic leadership, and an enthusiastic board, we have addressed pertinent issues that have enabled the museum to remain relevant as an institution of childhood history and a unique art form. We have clarified our message as a national museum with improved branding, strategies, and communications. As a board, we have seen to fruition a multi-year strategic vision to ensure the protection of these collections for years to come. We recognize the importance of building on the founders' vision to enhance the museum's role in the community and increase involvement and support. As the current chairman of the board, I feel personally drawn to the museum and honored to serve what I know to be the finest institution of its kind. Long before I joined the board, it had been one of my favorite places in Kansas City. I have always taken friends and visitors to see it. I am constantly inspired by the passion, dedication, and generosity of the founders to share such treasures with the community and the museum's trajectory to a national institution that benefits the cultural life of this city. And I remain committed to helping ensure its success in perpetuity.
Programs
Description

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures seeks to educate, inspire, and delight museum visitors and members about the historical and cultural significance of toys and miniatures with a variety of innovative educational and programmatic strategies. Through on-going programming, museum educators use the collection as a gateway to learning, inspiring and cultivating contemplation, curiosity, imagination, analysis, and discussion.

Program Budget $50,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museum Education
Population Served General/Unspecified, Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short-Term Success

The museum desires to increase accessibility to the collection for a larger demographic by offering collections-focused programs with a hands-on workshop component, such as the summer’s annual hands-on activity series, the miniature artist-in-residence series, and family free days. During these educational programs and events, visitors gain an appreciation for and understanding of the difference between antique, historical toys and fine-scale, contemporary art miniatures.

Long-Term Success

Through programming, the museum strives to assist visitors in understanding and appreciating the art of the imagination inherent in the collection. The museum’s education staff desires to share these lessons with an increasingly diverse museum audience in order to break down race, gender, and cultural barriers in the Kansas City community using the common ground of play and toys.

Program Success Monitored By

Success will be measured by attendance and membership rates; repeat visitation by existing members and guests in both guided tours and on-going programming; an increase in community recognition in the form of visitation, membership, donations, volunteers, partnerships, and sponsorships; positive feedback from program participants and museum visitors; and an increase in individual interaction with the organization in terms of newsletter registrations, repeat visitation, and volunteers.

Examples of Program Success

2018 brought close to 33,000 visitors. The interpretation department continues to publish well loved educational scavenger hunts and guides to help further visitor’s exploration of the collection. Museum docents conduct pop-up programs and talks on a frequent basis to allow visitors to interact with objects on an additional level through touch, experimentation, and demonstration.

 
In 2018, over 2,000 visitors experiences Little Adventures, which offers dynamic, cultural, and historical projects that positively impact children (6+) and adults.This program runs from June to August every Wednesday and Saturday, featuring a different theme each week, participants experience an interactive tour through the toy and miniature galleries followed by a hands-on craft workshop.
 
Another dynamic part of summer programming was created through a partnership with Imagine That! a local organization that serves artists with developmental disabilities.
Description

The museum has more than 75,000 artifacts in its collection. Museum staff strive to achieve the institution’s mission to educate, inspire, and delight visitors by using the collection to foster an appreciation for and understanding of antique toys and fine-scale miniatures beyond the collection’s inherent wonder.

The museum presents special exhibitions highlighting aspects of our collection and other collectors’ assemblages, with an emphasis on exhibitions with a multi-generational appeal. Each exhibition includes educational, interactive, and contextual elements, in addition to supplemental programming. Currently, the museum has a backlog of exhibition ideas; underwriting support is needed to create these temporary exhibitions.

Program Budget $50,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museums
Population Served General/Unspecified, Adults, Families
Short-Term Success

T/m seeks to be a portal to the past, a chronicle of the ways that our imaginations have served us over time and our material culture has shaped and reflected our lives. Children of all ages, at all income levels have engaged in play across generations. The museum is a place for visitors to find common ground, reminisce, analyze, and discuss. Short-term success includes visitors’ understanding of the difference between antique toys and fine-scale miniatures, as well as an increase in corporations and community organizations seeking to partner with the museum.

Long-Term Success

Long-term success of the museum’s exhibitions will be marked by

  • Visitors’ appreciation for and understanding of the difference between the antique, historical toys and fine-scale, contemporary art miniature collections.
  • Inspiring the passion of collecting within museum visitors and imparting the importance of proper preservation and storage for future enjoyment.
  • Creating future generations of collectors.
  • Inclusion as one of Kansas City’s top 10 places to visit.
  • A robust exhibition schedule that drives attendance.
Program Success Monitored By

The museum tracks attendance, revenue, donations, memberships, and collection donation inquiries. Those are then compared to special exhibition periods to determine the success of exhibition topics and provide guidance for future exhibitions. Interactive experiences in the temporary exhibitions allow for visitor feedback; these qualitative responses provide insight into visitor enjoyment of an exhibition.

Examples of Program Success

The museum renovation allocated many spaces in the museum for the rotating of collections. The Hallway of Collections not only features subsets of the museum collection, but also those of local individuals. With the acknowledgment of these individuals and their collections, we hope to spark future generations of collections.

 In 2018, the American Association of State and Local History award the temporary exhibit Playing for Keeps: The VFW Marble Tournaments, 1947-1962 with an Award of Merit.
 
Another exhibit on view from October 2018 - August 2019 is  Going Places: The Toy Collection of Jerry Smith; On Christmas Going Places explores the history of transportation toys and examines how one person with a generous heart and a fantastic toy collection made a lasting impact on his community.

In 2019, T/m will open exhibition titled A Space of Our Own, featuring T/m’s antique dollhouse collection is one of the largest and finest in the country, spanning the 19th and 20th centuries.

Description

The museum collection provides unlimited educational possibilities for adults by encompassing a number of subjects including history, architecture, decorative arts, material culture, science, and mathematics. The fine-scale miniature collection is an illustration of our material history, simultaneously demonstrating human innovation, craftsmanship, and ingenuity while challenging viewers’ concept of what is possible and stimulating critical thinking skills.

Toys are the product of the evolutionary social construction of childhood, stimulating imagination and creativity, while also reflecting education through play by teaching children adult skills and societal expectations; emulating cultural norms and mores, including commentaries on race, ethnicity, religion, politics, and world events from the time in which the toys were created; and documenting the hopes, dreams, technological advancements, and economic successes and failures of a society. Through these subjects and more, the museum will continue to foster an adult audience with targeted programming.

Program Budget $20,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museum Education
Population Served Adults, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success

Program short-term success will be gauged by achieving status as a study resource for art, art history, architecture, and material culture students at local educational institutions and beyond; the development of an appreciation of fine-scale miniatures as a contemporary art form; and the dissemination of a passion for collecting and the importance of proper preservation and storage for future enjoyment.

Long-Term Success

Long-term success includes achieving status as a resource for the cultivation of creativity and imagination; developing partnerships with other arts and culture organizations in the community, garnering support and introducing new adult audiences to the institution; and becoming a resource for miniature artists, toy collectors, and enthusiast communities and their associated organizations, and local colleges and universities.

Program Success Monitored By

Program success will be monitored by an increase in individual interaction with the organization in terms of newsletter registrations, repeat visitation, program attendance, and volunteers; and positive feedback from program participants and museum visitors.

Examples of Program Success

The museum has continued to host a Meet the Experts course through the University of Missouri - Kansas City's Communiversity. Each session of the course is open to the general public as well as Communiversity students and features an expert lecturing on a specific aspect of the museum and its collection.

Several exhibit openings, featuring remarks from the collection owners, invited new audiences to the museum that may have an interest in the subject matter: historians for black paper dolls, art and French historians for the Versailles fine-scale miniature rooms, and photographers for Victorian photographs of children and their toys. Museum staff were thrilled with the attendance and feedback from each event. 
 
To date, the museum's two person membership level, that allows the member to visit each time with a different plus one, has been the most popular. Staff anticipates that it will continue to be as dynamic programs are added to the calendar.
CEO Comments

The museum's collection is strong in depth and breadth, and is continually growing. We strive to create on-going programming for our core audiences, including multi-generational families, adults, school-aged children, and tourists. The programming creates context and helps our guests explore the many facets of our collection. As a museum with a relatively small budget and staff, our biggest programmatic challenge is having enough resources. With the one of the nation's largest collections of antique toys and the world's largest collection of fine-scale miniatures, we have the potential to provide exceptional interpretation and educational programming. However, we currently lack the resources needed to reach our full potential. Additional funding would allow us to increase the frequency of changing exhibitions and program offerings for all ages.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Petra Kralickova
Term Start July 2017
Experience


Former CEOs
NameTerm
Roger A Berg Jr.Jan 1993 - Apr 2005
Terri ClamonsJan 1992 - Jan 1993
Senior Staff
Title Curator of Interpretation
Experience/Biography

Taylor has an M.A. in Art History from the University of Missouri - Kansas City and received a B.A. in History from Friends University. Her 20 years of experience in history and museum capacities includes Director of Tourism and Visitor Relations at Hillwood Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C. and Historic Interpreter at Historic Mount Vernon.

Title Curator of Collections
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 9
Paid Contractors 5
Volunteers 40
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
- Imagine That!
- Union Station
- Open Spaces KC 
- UMKC
 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
American Association of Museums - Member1985
American Association for State and Local History2011
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Midwest Travel TreasureAAA Missouri2004
World's Largest Marble TournamentGuinness World Record2008
Certificate of ExcellenceTripAdvisor2014
Midwest Travel TreasureAAA Missouri2015
Certificate of ExcellenceTripAdivsor2015
Award of MeritAmerican Association of State and Local History2016
Certificate of ExcellenceTrip Advisor2016
Philly Awards Award of Distinction and Category Winner for Identity Campaign and WebsiteNonprofit Connect2015
American Alliance of Museum's publication design competition, Miniature Masterworks catalogueAmerican Alliance of Museums2018
Philly Awards Award of Distinction and Category Winner for Miniature Masteroworks publicationNonprofit Connect2018
Award of Merit, Playing for Keeps exhibitionAmerican Association of State and Local History2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

The museum continues to mature and has taken the next step on the path to long-term sustainability. We are currently beginning another chapter of growth as we work toward maximizing the capabilities and possibilities in our new physical structure and layout. Over the past ten years, the organization has experienced tremendous professional growth. T/m has adopted a new strategic plan in 2016 to establish the museum's presence at a national level and is poised for a new and exciting phase of development.

 
The museum's vision for the future is to become a world-class museum that builds a fresh and relevant future on the strong foundation of our founders' original intent, using storytelling and unique engaging experiences to bring out the curious nature and sense of imagination in every person, every time they visit.  
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Vincent Gauthier
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term May 2013 to Dec 2018
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mrs. Kimali West
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Nov 2017 to Dec 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Lori BeamCommunity Representative
Ms. Karen ChristiansenCommunity Representative
Mr. Scott FrancisFrancis Family Representative
Mr. David V. FrancisFrancis Families Representative
Mr. Vincent GauthierCommunity Representative
Mr. William A HallMarshall Family Representative
Ms. Tricia JohnsonCommunity Representative
Ms. Julie Kemper FoyerCommunity Representative
Ms. Barbara MarshallHonorary Board Chair
Mr. Tim McQuaid
Ms. Margaret SilvaMarshall Family Representative
Mr. Bob SimmonsUniversity of Missouri - Kansas City
Mrs. Courtney Watkins
Ms. Kim WestCommunity Representative
Ms. Corey ZieglerCommunity Representative
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 93%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 90%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 15
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Marketing
Collections
Community Outreach / Community Relations
CEO Comments

After an outside review of the museum in 2004-2005, the board elected to increase its size. Previously composed of two members of each of the founding families and two representatives of UMKC, the board expanded to include community representatives in 2006. The secretary and museum's executive director also sit on the board, but are non-voting members. In 2012, the board began to enact its strategic plan, which included a further expansion of the board with a focus on community members and diversity. As board members complete their term limits, new members are chosen for their ability to represent the strategic needs of the institution, from marketing to facilities, and for their expertise in the museum collection.

The board terms vary due to the founding family representation. The bylaws state that each founding family will have two representatives appointed by the families. Those designees serve at the will of the families, so no true term limits exist for those members. The rest of the board serves an initial three-year term with the ability to renew for a second term.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $1,186,937
Projected Expenses $1,186,937
Endowment Value $18,868,423
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 4
Audit Documents
2017 Audit
2016 Audit
2015 Audit
2014 Audit
2013 Audit
2012 Audit
2011 Audit
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990-PF.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item includes contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$304,786$4,455,395$2,113,906
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal--$0$0
State--$0$0
Local--$0$0
Unspecified--$0$0
Individual Contributions--$0$0
--$0$0
$29,831$20,807$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$219,977$526,150($1,125,507)
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind--$0$0
Other$148,683$92,746$55,065
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$859,969$869,887$789,429
Administration Expense$511,716$338,717$159,497
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.514.221.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses63%72%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$31,663,303$31,669,406$29,777,071
Current Assets$6,479,836$6,504,193$10,305,261
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$51,076$222,245$1,224,869
Total Net Assets$31,612,227$31,447,161$28,552,202
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities126.8729.278.41
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Greater Kansas City Community Foundation $1,464,030
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Francis Family Foundation $500,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation $50,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose Development of a temporary Miniature Gallery.
Goal $2,000,000.00
Dates Oct 2018 to Sept 2021
Amount Raised to Date as of Feb 2015
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

The main source of operations for the museum comes from the endowment, entrance fees, and donors. The board has identified the need to grow our annual budget to support programming, a more robust exhibit schedule, and marketing of events. The board and staff recently implemented the plan designed to increase the museum’s income. The plan’s strategies include growing the endowment, community fundraising, underwriting for exhibits and programming, and participation in grant programs. The board worked diligently to prepare the institution for the renovation that were the result of strategic planning processes, which uncovered the need for changes to the museum building as well as interpretation and exhibition.

Other Documents
Rack Card2016View
Capital Campaign Case Statement2013View
Organization Name National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
Address 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Primary Phone (816) 235-8000
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Petra Kralickova
Board Chair Mr. Vincent Gauthier
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1980
Former Names
Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City