1. Establish, operate, and maintain the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia to commemorate the contributions which the pioneers and colonial frontiersmen and frontierswomen made to the creation of this nation;
7. Acquire, with the consent of the Governor, lands, property and structures deemed necessary to the purpose of the Museum by purchase, lease, gift, devise or condemnation proceedings. The title to land and property acquired shall be in the name of the Commonwealth. In the exercise of the power of eminent domain granted under this section, the Museum may proceed in the manner provided by Chapter 3 (§ 25.1-300 et seq.) of Title 25.1;
10. Elect any past member of the Board of Trustees to the honorary position of trustee emeritus. Trustees emeriti shall serve as honorary members for life, shall not have voting privileges and shall be elected in addition to those positions set forth in § 23-297.
B. In addition to the powers granted by subsection A, the Board may, from time to time, evaluate the significance or suitability of the furnishings, household items, and other objects heretofore and hereinafter acquired by purchase, gift or donations with or for the Museum, for the purpose of accurately presenting the tastes and lifestyles of the people living during the era the Museum depicts and within the limitations of the furnishings, household items, and other objects that would have been available to and within the means of such persons. The Board may dispose of those furnishings, household items, and other objects determined by the Board to be of little or no significance or suitability for achieving the purposes or mission of the Museum by exchange or sale, so long as such disposition is not inconsistent with the terms of the acquisition of the relevant property. At the discretion of the Board, sales of these items may be conducted by auction houses recognized for their expertise in the sale of such property.
C. Any furnishings, household goods, and other objects previously acquired by donation or purchase and the net proceeds of any sale of these items as provided in subsection B shall constitute a discrete fund of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia and shall be used solely for the acquisition of period furnishings, household goods, and other objects consistent with the purpose and mission of the Museum.Donations to the Museum of any funds, securities, and any other property, real or personal, for use in accordance with its purpose and mission, shall constitute endowments or unrestricted gifts within the meaning of § 23-9.2. The Board may change the form of investment of any such funds, securities, or other property, real or personal, if the change in such form is not inconsistent with the terms of the instrument under which such property was acquired, and may sell, grant, or convey any such property; however, any transfers of real property may be made only with the consent of the Governor.
2000, c. 541; 2002, c. 129; 2003, c. 940; 2008, c. 242.