To the editor:
The Campbell County Historical Society is a non-profit, tax exempt, IRC 501(c)(3) organization. By law, we are required to be neutral on issues, neither promoting nor lobbying against the beliefs, statements or campaigns of others. Our mission is to service the public and our members in Campbell County or country-wide relative to historical information and artifacts.
Our buildings have been used for meetings of many groups including the: Lutherans, weddings, book clubs, Public Records Commission, Campbell Culture Coalition, Chamber of Commerce projects, East Tennessee Preservation Alliance and so forth. We do not discriminate against any groups that make reasonable requests to use our buildings and treat the buildings with respect.
We felt, due to recent implications or expressed beliefs that the Campbell County Historical Society has not followed the above policy, this charter needed to be re-stated to the public.
We will continue to maintain this neutral policy.
Gerald T. Myers
president Campbell County Historical Society