Cultural arts expert to discuss small museum sustainability at TJC

Cody Scallions, museum and cultural arts supervisor for the city of Carrollton, will be the guest speaker at Tyler Junior College’s series of President John Tyler Lectures.

The event will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Admiral Inman Room (1109), in Jenkins Hall on the TJC main campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

The title of Scallions’ discussion is “Sustainability for Small Museums in the 21st Century.”

He serves as superintendent of the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum in Carrollton. More than 10 years of experience in museum administration has given him expertise in collection management, exhibits, budgeting, planning, program development, grant-writing, fundraising and public relations.

“We’re excited to have Cody on our campus,” said Dr. Jeffrey Owens, chair of the TJC history and geography department. “His talk will be of particular interest to museum professionals and to students contemplating a career in public history.”

The lecture series is named in honor of President John Tyler, who annexed Texas into the United States in 1845 and for whom the city of Tyler is named.

The event is co-sponsored by the TJC Department of History and Geography and the Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society.

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