Becoming a Hub City

As more museums participate in Museums for All, more communities are identifiable as “Hub Cities,” defined as a community with at least three Museums for All museums. In some hub cities, museums work closely with one another to support their Museums for All work. Other hub cities have looser connections between the museums.

In December 2018, representatives from fifteen hub city museums met to share the effective practices in their communities. Read the Museums for All Hub Convening Summary.

Resources for Museums for All Hub Cities

We encourage participating museums in Museums for All Hub Cities to work together to maximize their impact. These Museums for All Hub City resources are customizable so that each city can tell their story.

  • Museums for All Hub City Draft Press Release (Word)
    Coordinate with other museums in your community to issue a joint press release announcing your participation in Museums for All.
  • Museums for All Hub City Flyer (Editable PDF)
    Customize this flyer to share with potential Museums for All visitors, to share all the participating museums in your city. The flyer is designed as a two-pager, but includes an optional third page for communities with more than three participating museums. Use Adobe Acrobat to further customize this resource.
  • Museums for All SNAP Office One Pager (Editable PDF)
    Your community’s local SNAP office can be a great resource for connecting with potential Museums for All visitors. Use Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat to customize this flyer before sharing it with your local SNAP office.
  • Draft Agenda for Museum Meetings (Word)
    Many Hub City museums find it beneficial to meet regularly (monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly) to discuss the implementation of Museums for All at their museums, as well as ways to leverage and promote their participation to potential visitors and local stakeholders. This sample agenda outlines potential discussion topics for these meetings.
  • Draft Agenda for Hub City Stakeholders (Word)
    When multiple museums participate in Museums for All, they benefit from their shared capacity to leverage and promote their participation. This sample agenda outlines potential discussion topics for meetings with local stakeholders, such as funders, elected officials, and potential community partners.
  • Museums for All Hub City Draft Deck for Stakeholder Meeting (PPT)
    Customize this Power Point presentation to complement your local stakeholders meeting.
Current Hub Cities
Huntsville, AL
Tucson, AZ
Escondido, CA
Eureka, CA
Oakland, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Colorado Springs, CO
Denver, CO
Pueblo, CO
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Myers, FL
St. Petersburg, FL
Tampa, FL
Chicago, IL
Springfield, IL
Des Moines, IA
Waterloo, IA
Louisville, KY
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Ann Arbor, MI
Grand Rapids, MI
Minneapolis, MN
Missoula, MT
Las Vegas, NV
Santa Fe, NM
Ithaca, NY
New York, NY
Wilmington, NC
Akron, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Dayton, OH
Springfield, OH
Tulsa, OK
Eugene, OR
Erie, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Providence, RI
Columbia, SC
Greenville, SC
Austin, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX
San Antonio, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Richmond, VA
Seattle, WA
Tacoma, WA