Museum http://peoriapublicradio.org en Riverfront museum considering offering free visitor parking http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/riverfront-museum-considering-offering-free-visitor-parking <div>The Peoria Riverfront Museum is considering free deck parking for patrons. That’s the message from museum President Sam Gappmayer. He says he’s also asking the Peoria County museum committee to approve installing an automated parking system at the deck entrance.&nbsp;Gappmayer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the museum is paying five-thousand-dollars more to pay a staff member to collect parking fees versus what it brings in:</span></div><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:32:11 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19483 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Riverfront museum considering offering free visitor parking Longtime Peoria museum planetarium curator retires http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/longtime-peoria-museum-planetarium-curator-retires <p>The Peoria Riverfront Museum has announced a new curator for its Planetarium. &nbsp;The museum says Renae Kerrigan will replace retired Curator and Education Director, Sheldon Schafer. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:37:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18502 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Longtime Peoria museum planetarium curator retires Riverfront Museum CEO shares goals to boost revenue http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/riverfront-museum-ceo-shares-goals-boost-revenue <div>The Peoria Riverfront Museum needs to do a better job of writing grants and booking rental space to boost revenue. &nbsp;That’s the message from new museum President Sam Gappmayer. &nbsp;Museum attendance also came in under original projections. &nbsp;Gappmayer says museum consultants can over estimate attendance numbers:</div><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:09:33 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18193 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Riverfront Museum CEO shares goals to boost revenue Peoria Riverfront Museum celebrates one year, looks to boost attendance http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-riverfront-museum-celebrates-one-year-looks-boost-attendance <p></p><div>The Peoria Riverfront Museum turns a year-old this weekend. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio&rsquo;s Alex Rusciano reports the facility is planning special events and marketing to boost attendance:</div><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:25:55 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13510 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Riverfront Museum celebrates one year, looks to boost attendance Riverfront Museum scales back goals http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/riverfront-museum-scales-back-goals <p></p><div>The Peoria Riverfront Museum is scaling back its attendance goal this year following a lower-than-expected visitor count since opening in October. &nbsp;Nearly 25-percent fewer people than expected visited the museum through June. &nbsp;Museum Board President Dave Ransburg says the low number also means the museum had to use nearly twice as much money as expected from private donations to fill its spending gap last fiscal year:</div><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:44:25 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11053 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Riverfront Museum scales back goals Peoria Riverfront Museum gets LEED Gold Certified http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-riverfront-museum-gets-leed-gold-certified <p>The Peoria Riverfront Museum has LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification is an international standard that says the building is both environmentally and energy efficient. Some green features include solar panels, recycled floor materials and electric car chargers. Museum visitors can also take a tour of the building that highlights its sustainable features. The PRM LEED Gold Certification is the first such designation in the area. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:47:20 +0000 Alex Rusciano 9032 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Riverfront Museum gets LEED Gold Certified Sales tax revenue a topic for Peoria museum, county officials http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sales-tax-revenue-topic-peoria-museum-county-officials <p></p><div>Peoria County voters approved a one percent sales tax increase to build the Peoria Riverfront museum in 2009. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that both Peoria County Board members and the museum’s president have seemingly different views on dollars generated from the tax:</div><div>County Board member Steve Morris says museum president Jim&nbsp;Richerson brought up the quarter cent sales tax in March:</div><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:12:19 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4664 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sales tax revenue a topic for Peoria museum, county officials County Board member calls for more museum communication http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/county-board-member-calls-more-museum-communication <p>One Peoria County Board member is calling for the Peoria Riverfront Museum to give updates during committee meetings. &nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 04:23:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4475 at http://peoriapublicradio.org County Board member calls for more museum communication Riverfront Museum finances in question http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/riverfront-museum-finances-question <p>The Peoria Riverfront Museum plans to comply with its contractual obligation to provide financial data to the county. So says museum president Jim Richerson. &nbsp;County staff say the museum is months overdue in providing last fiscal year’s audit and other tax forms. Richerson says the audit from last fiscal year isn’t finished because it involves the colossal transition from Lakeview to the new organization that complicates the finances. Some close to the situation say the museum is running a monthly operating deficit. Richerson says he cannot answer that:</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:38:56 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4161 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Riverfront Museum finances in question Peoria Museum not providing financial documents to County http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-museum-not-providing-financial-documents-county <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;The Peoria Riverfront Museum has failed to file required financial information with the County, that holds the property. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that leaves the Museum’s financial standing in question:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:30:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4112 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Museum not providing financial documents to County