The expansion of Joseph Brant Museum has transformed an underused historical site into a go-to destination on Burlington’s waterfront, says Joe Hutter, whose family’s significant donation to the Museum Capital Campaign makes them the newest member of the Burlington Builders Gallery.
“The downtown Burlington waterfront is a treasure for the people who live and work in our city, and it is so important that we utilize that land in a way that enhances the downtown area and benefits all citizens,” says Joe, noting that projects like the Joseph Brant Museum expansion create a place for community groups, citizens and visitors to enjoy while learning about the history of Burlington.
The Hutter family’s decision to support the museum expansion is a reflection of their long-time commitment to philanthropy.
“When we learned of all the dedicated volunteers involved we knew it was a project worthy of our support. I would strongly encourage any businesses that work in our city to support this project. It is an excellent way of giving back to the community, and for sharing the story of family and business successes.”
Joes says the museum expansion will be a boon to downtown Burlington. “Together with the Burlington Art Gallery, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, the many great downtown restaurants and shops, the museum will contribute to making our growing city a place that residents can feel proud to call home.
“It will also benefit students who attend Burlington schools by providing learning opportunities for younger students, research opportunities for older students and a public space for other Burlington citizens and community groups.”