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22MembersProfleJoanWeisbergandSimonWeisbergHMABoardoTrusteesMemberJoanWeisbergposesoraphotowithgrandsonSimonWeisberginHMAsSteelmanButterfyGardenseatedonamemorialbenchnamedinhonoroArtWeisberg.HereshowtwogenerationsothesameamilyhavecometoviewHMAbothJoanWeisbergwhohaslivedinHuntingtonor60yearsandhergrandsonSimonWeisbergwhohasgrownupinLosAngelesCaliorniahavestrongeelingsaboutthevalueothisgeminourcommunity.HowdidyoufrstbecomeawareointerestedinHMAJoanMyauntMabelPolanlivedonthesamestreetasormerMuseumDirectorRobertaEmerson.IbecamemoreinvolvedlateraterbeingaskedtoserveontheBoardoTrustees.SimonIrstbecameawareoHMAwhenIstartedvisitingmygrandparentsatage4orso.DuringthesummerIalsoattendedmanyothecampsheldhereattheMuseum.HowdoyouseeamuseumsroleinitscommunityJoanForchildrenitopenstheireyes.Anditsimportanttollthevoidinschoolartcurricula.Adulteducationisimportanttooandmuseumsshouldprovideeducationandopportunitiesorpeopletoenjoyartanddeveloptheirappreciationoit.SimonTheroleoamuseumatleastromakidsperspectiveistobothencourageanddevelopcreativityexposeustostuthatwedontseeinoureverydaylie.WhatimpacthasHMAhadonyoupersonallyJoanIlikethepeopleandIvelearnedalotromtheBoardNom-inatingCommitteeabouthowthingslikeBoardorganizationandinstitutionalstructureoperate.HMAreachesitsvolunteersonapersonallevelandthatisverymeaningul.SimonEverytimeIcometoHuntingtonIspendtimeatHMAeithertakingoneotheunsummerclasseslookingattheexhibitswithmygrandmotherwalkingthenaturetrailandenjoyingcooltoysandthingsromthegitstore.AsIgetolderIenjoydierentpartsotheMuseum.WhatimpactdoyouthinkHMAhasonHuntingtonandtheTri-StatecommunityJoanThereisabigimpactorourcommunitythrougheduca-tionculturalandeconomicbenets.Itmakesourcommunitymoreattractivetothosewhocomehere.OvertheyearsIveseenashitrombigcorporatedonorstosmallerindividualones.Thisiswonderulbecauseithasbroughtbynecessitymoreindi-vidualstoHMA-peoplewhoarepartothecommunitybecomepartoHMA.SimonIthinkhavingamuseumwiththequalityoHMAandalltheprogramsthatarebeingoeredreallymakesHuntingtonandtheTri-Stateareaamorecosmopolitanplace.IthinkthatIgotothemuseumheremorethanIdoinLosAngelesWhatdoyouwishotherpeopleknewaboutHMAJoanTheydontrealizetheydenjoywhattheyseeattheMuseum.Beinginvolvedwiththeartsexpandsyourmindmakingliericherinquality.Itsbettertoknowmoretoseemore.LieissoullSimonIwishthatpeoplewouldunderstandthattheMuseumhassomethingoreverybodyandthateveniyoudontknowanythingaboutartthereiscoolstutosee.Forexamplemyyoungerbrotherreallylikestoseealltheguns.Ialwaysseein-terestingthingshere.Peopleneedtogiveitatry.Theclassesorkidsaregreat.