By now the closing of the Tahoe Maritime Museum is old news. The boats are headed to auction on Bring A Trailer. I suppose thats a great place for the auction to be less filled with “the tricks of the auction trade” And out there for everyone to participate. I am sad for sure. But pissed? Why?
So I need some meditating on the subject. I try and understand emotions as much as possible, and pissed at a museum seems so strange. And yet. The conclusion I came to is they are like churches. Places where people entrust artifacts of history, donate, and volunteer. So it seems frustrating that they close, and also sell the gold they were entrusted with.
Heck, even churches go bust. So for some reason that doesn’t frustrate me. I suppose I feel for the folks that donated and sold there stuff to the museum, who thought they were doing the right thing. Preserving history for future generations. But then again. Not all boats are worthy, and so I get it, I really do. In fact I am thinking of opening up The Woody Boater Museum. Looking for boat donations. I will scatter them around with a collection of toilets and tow ropes. maybe I am pissed at the lack of donations to keep such a place afloat. Running a museum is not easy work. Its hard work, it’s begging, preserving, and attracting new people. It takes guts to adjust and navigate the politics of donors and board members. Like churches, they are run on emotion, and passion.
Ya know what, maybe I am not pissed. Maybe I am just hungry. Yup, thats it, Never mind. Stay tuned to Bring A Trailer for some amazing boats.