Lease agreement approved with Voice of America Museum | News
WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - The West Chester Board of Trustees approved a lease agreement with the executive board of the National Voice of America Museum.
The historic Voice of America Bethany Relay Station on Tylersville Road has benefitted from $1.5 million in restoration over the past few years through grants from the State of Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission. Now, with a strong foundation and edifice, the volunteer museum board is poised to take the next steps to create a fully functioning museum.
“Bethany Station is truly a national treasure and it is West Chester’s good fortune that it is located here,” said Ken Rieser, President of the Executive Board of The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting. “We have worked hard over the past year to strengthen our Board and this lease is the last piece in moving forward in the development of this museum.”
The West Chester Board of Trustees approved the lease agreement on Tuesday, contingent and effective upon approval by the Secretary of the Interior of the United States, turning over the operations and maintenance of the building to the museum board.
Under the agreement, the museum’s executive board will be responsible for the development, management, programming, use, operations and maintenance of the museum facility and applicable grounds.