The Sackrider Museum of Handbags, L3C, is a virtual, online museum dedicated to collecting, interpreting, educating, preserving and presenting a unique and diverse history of handbags to the public. We eventually plan to build physical space as funds permit. The plan is to combine a traditional museum business model along with integrating social media marketing among our social networking groups.
The Sackrider Museum of Handbags, L3C, is a low profit limited liability corporation designed to be a hybrid between a charity and a for-profit entity for social entrepreneurs. Since we are capable of drawing from different sources of funding, we can draw capital from both charitable foundations and private investors. The corporation was relaunched as such in December, 2010.
To support our Mission Statement, the museum will be fundraising and seeking investment through both the private and public sectors. These monies will support our objective in providing an educational and historical reference point about handbags to the public with regard to designers, their designs, their diverse material, style, functionality, the influence on society, general interest and entertainment.
We will continue to procure and cultivate our collection to include mid-16th through 21st century purses, chatelaines, reticules, handbags, minaudieres, travel suitcases and other unique handbag accoutrements to build the historical perspective of the evolution of handbags.
We will also specialize in highlighting American designers and American made handbags, build an extensive research library, create interesting exhibits and further preserve, promote and educate our next generations about handbags.
We want to eventually provide student internships or co-ops to assist in building our research library and give leadership opportunities to our future museum personnel.
The museum will incorporate environmental sustainability in all facets of its make-up. We will use recycled, FSC-certified papers as well as soy-based inks for print material. We plan on building the physical space using a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Building Rating.