Thanks again for addressing my ideas, Charles.
It sounds like there has been thought put into the issues. In my opinion, a "museum" is too much to strive for at this point.
Why not apply for a 501c3 based on the Guide and the historic displays that the MOGH already does. Then you can start to raise money and add pieces as you go, like a director. We are all getting older, there is no time for waiting for an endowment. I'd be happy to lend my help with anything that I can assist with. I'd be happy to be involved with a new 501c3 that had a mission that I could get behind and support. This is the 501c3 organization that I founded in 1998, we have grown our budget every year http://www.locustprojects.org