Mr. Lockard states " If they have most of the items already, why would they want duplicates? The 'female' curator's logic seems unimpeachable to me." Well Mr. Lockard, if you would have taken the time to do a little research and inform yourself of the facts, instead of jumping to an erroneous conclusion, you would have realized as Ken Joyce has just pointed out, the museum has in fact been actively seeking FSSF memorabilia, as they have a very small collection of these items.
Another one of your obviously incorrect and unsubstantiated conclusions is your assertion that I was only offering my collection to the museum in order to have my name displayed along with the donated items, and an inferred suggestion that I was seeking to enhance my ego. While we're on the subject, since when has it become mandatory for a collector to be a veteran before he is allowed to donate valuable items to a museum.
Where do you get the gall to criticize someone who was responding to a museums request for material, and who do you think you are to impugn my character, especially since you didn't even take the time to do any investigation or research concerning this issue. It seems very obvious to me from the tone and content of your post that for some reason you have taken this whole matter very personally, unfortunately you seem to be a very judgemental individual.
I noticed in your post that you placed explanation marks around the word female, is there a possibility that you again came to another erroneous conclusion and determined that I was insulting the gender of the museum curator, or another possibility for your very venomous post could be that the curator is a friend of yours, or maybe even your girlfriend?
Regardless of what you think, in the future before you open your rather accusatory mouth, please do the board or any other member the courtesy of doing at least a little research in order to have the correct facts, before you slander or discredit the intent or character of a fellow board member, surely that is not too much to ask of a mature adult.