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Creative use of its buildings, including the Nathaniel Felton Junior House, has provided much-needed income for the Peabody Historical Society and Museum near Boston.
Photo courtesy of the Peabody Historical Society and Museum

Bringing the past into the future

Small local history museums near Boston have reinvented themselves, creating sustainable institutions that are going against two decades of decline for museums nationwide.

The Rev. Scott Heare is the founding pastor of the Riverside missional community. Mark Sobhani

Mission without a mortgage

Riverside, a church community in Spring Branch, Texas, meets for worship at the Emerald Rainbow Family Fun Center, with its ‘20,000 ginormous square feet of fun and parties.’ That’s because the group choses not to own any buildings.