Many of you may remember the original modular building that was used as the Film Festival Office before the Museum was built. After the Museum was constructed, the building was relocated to the rear of the property and has been used for storage and filing. In January 2016 the Board made the decision to begin a restoration toward creating an archival library and research center. Funded through membership and sponsor contributions, the library was formally dedicated and opened in 2018 during the 29th Annual Film Festival.
The main room has been transformed into a reception area with custom bookshelves and filing drawers to hold the Museum’s 6000 plus and growing lobby card collection.
Two large custom poster drawer cabinets will house the 800-plus movie poster collection. A media center, soon to be built and provide opportunities to screen visual media including old VHS tapes and DVD’s from the Museum’s archives and/or stream video from our digital archives. Full high speed internet is available.
The East Library room has a desk/conference table, book shelves and storage. The West room houses one of the custom poster cabinets and numerous books on Western Film History.
Additional updates have included handicapped access ramp and bathroom modifications, new electrical fixtures, air conditioning, building skirting, security cameras, and fire intrusions systems.
As we come out of the post-COVID period, we hope to open the library to the public in 2023 and to begin to attract film or film research students in the future.