MUSEUM ASSN OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER

Address
6320 HIGHWAY 20
CHADRON, NE 69337
Contact
Phone: +1 (308) 432-3843
Nonprofit
NTEE: A54 - History Museums
EIN: 47-6034844

Mission

TO PROVIDE PUBLIC EDUCATION ABOUT THE FUR TRADE, NORTH AMERICAS OLDEST BUSINESS, THROUGH RESEARCH, COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITION OF ARTIFACTS AND INFORMATION RELATING TO THE FUR TRADE
 201620152014
Basic features of the organization
Doing business as nameMUSEUM OF THE FUR TRADE
Year of formation1949
Subsection501(c)(3)
Organization typeCorporation
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$39,150.00  
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00$0.00$0.00
Number of employees236
Number of people compensated >$100k000
Number of volunteers145261
Number of highly compensated contractors  0
Personnel
Armstrong, Willaim
Title EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person WILLAIM ARMSTRONG 
Average hours per week working for org 40.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Highly compensated employee 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.00 
Bailey, Kerry
Title  PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person  KERRY BAILEY
Average hours per week working for org  6.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Carlson, James
Title  DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  JAMES CARLSON
Average hours per week working for org  5.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Erwin, Steve
Title DIRECTORPAST PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person STEVE ERWINSTEVE ERWIN
Average hours per week working for org 1.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.00 
Fester, Nakaya
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personNAKAYA FESTER  
Average hours per week working for org40.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionHighly compensated employee  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Hanson, Ann
TitlePRESIDENTDIRECTORPRESIDENTDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personANN M HANSONANN M HANSONANN M HANSON
Average hours per week working for org6.006.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00 
Hanson, William
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personWILLIAM R HANSONWILLIAM R HANSONWILLIAM R HANSON
Average hours per week working for org1.001.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00 
Johnson, Rachel
Title  TREASURER
Name of key/compensated person  RACHEL JOHNSON
Average hours per week working for org  2.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Klein, George
TitleTREASURERDIRECTORTREASURERDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personGEORGE W KLEINGEORGE W KLEIN 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00 
Krueger, Harold
Title DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person HAROLD KRUEGERHAROLD KRUEGER
Average hours per week working for org 1.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.00 
Lecher, Mary
Title  SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER
Name of key/compensated person  MARY LOU LECHER
Average hours per week working for org  2.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Nelson, Jon
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJON NELSON  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Reese, Michael
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL REESEMICHAEL REESEMICHAEL REESE
Average hours per week working for org1.001.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00 
Rhine, Randy
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personRANDY RHINE  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Stumf, Jody
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJODY STUMF  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Velas, Joe
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJOE VELASJOE VELASJOE VELAS
Average hours per week working for org1.001.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00 
Winckler, Mark
Title  DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  MARK WINCKLER
Average hours per week working for org  2.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTO PROVIDE PUBLIC EDUCATION ABOUT THE FUR TRADE, NORTH AMERICAS OLDEST BUSINESS, THROUGH RESEARCH, COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITION OF ARTIFACTS AND INFORMATION RELATING TO THE FUR TRADETO PROVIDE PUBLIC EDUCATION ABOUT THE FUR TRADE, NORTH AMERICAS OLDEST BUSINESS, THROUGH RESEARCH, COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITION OF ARTIFACTS AND INFORMATION RELATING TO THE FUR TRADEMUSEUM FOR EDUCATION & HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION, EXHIBITION, AND RESEARCH
Program expenses (total)$138,375.00$138,979.00$193,159.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
ACQUISITION, PRESERVATION AND EXHIBITION OF COLLECTION, THE ASSOCIATION EXHIBITS OVER 2,000 OBJECTS BOTH CHRONOLOGICALLY AND THEMATICALLY TO EDUCATE THE VISITORS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FUR TRADE, THE FIRST BUSINESS IN NORTH AMERICA. A VIDEO TO INTRODUCE THE PUBLIC TO THE HISTORY OF THE FUR TRADE WAS COMPLETED IN 2008 AND AUDIO TOURS ARE ALSO OFFERED. THE ASSOCIATION WORKS TO BUILD, MAINTAIN, AND PRESERVE ITS UNIQUE COLLECTION WHICH IS USED FOR RESEARCH, EXHIBITION, AND EDUCATION.
Program expenses  $119,086.00
Program revenue  $25,760.00
Program description  ACQUISITION, PRESERVATION AND EXHIBITION OF COLLECTION, THE ASSOCIATION EXHIBITS OVER 2,000 OBJECTS BOTH CHRONOLOGICALLY AND THEMATICALLY TO EDUCATE THE VISITORS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FUR TRADE, THE FIRST BUSINESS IN NORTH AMERICA. A VIDEO TO INTRODUCE THE PUBLIC TO THE HISTORY OF THE FUR TRADE WAS COMPLETED IN 2008 AND AUDIO TOURS ARE ALSO OFFERED. THE ASSOCIATION WORKS TO BUILD, MAINTAIN, AND PRESERVE ITS UNIQUE COLLECTION WHICH IS USED FOR RESEARCH, EXHIBITION, AND EDUCATION.
EDUCATION, THROUGH PROGRAMS SUCH AS "THE BEAVER CLUB", THE MUSEUM SPONSORS TRIPS TO FUR TRADE RELATED SITES. PARTICIPANTS LEARN THROUGH LECTURES, HISTORICAL TOURS, ETC. EACH PARTICIPANT MAKES A DONATION TO THE ASSOCIATION FOR COLLECTION ACQUISITION.
Program expenses  $0.00
Program revenue  $1,970.00
Program description  EDUCATION, THROUGH PROGRAMS SUCH AS "THE BEAVER CLUB", THE MUSEUM SPONSORS TRIPS TO FUR TRADE RELATED SITES. PARTICIPANTS LEARN THROUGH LECTURES, HISTORICAL TOURS, ETC. EACH PARTICIPANT MAKES A DONATION TO THE ASSOCIATION FOR COLLECTION ACQUISITION.
PUBLICATION AND EDUCATION THROUGH THE PUBLICATION OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE FUR TRADE, VOLUME 4, CLOTHING AND TEXTILES OF THE FUR TRADE AND VOLUME 6, PROVISIONS OF THE FUR TRADE WERE WORKED ON
Program expenses$16,951.00$3,606.00 
Program descriptionPUBLICATION AND EDUCATION THROUGH THE PUBLICATION OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE FUR TRADE, VOLUME 4, CLOTHING AND TEXTILES OF THE FUR TRADE AND VOLUME 6, PROVISIONS OF THE FUR TRADE WERE WORKED ONPUBLICATION AND EDUCATION THROUGH THE PUBLICATION OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE FUR TRADE, VOLUME 4, CLOTHING AND TEXTILES OF THE FUR TRADE AND VOLUME 6, PROVISIONS OF THE FUR TRADE WERE WORKED ON 
PUBLICATION FOR MEMBERS OF THE MUSEUM. A QUARTERLY SCHOLARLY JOURNAL IS MAILED TO ALL DUES PAYING MEMBERS OF THE MUSEUM. THE MUSEUM OF THE FUR TRADE QUARTERLY CONTAINS ARTICLES ABOUT THE FUR TRADE, OBJECTS OF THE FUR TRADE, OBJECTS IN THE MUSEUMS COLLECTIONS AND ACTIVITIES AT THE MUSEUM ACQUISITION.
Program expenses$12,045.00$9,901.00$74,073.00
Program revenue $18,396.00$17,405.00
Program descriptionPUBLICATION FOR MEMBERS OF THE MUSEUM. A QUARTERLY SCHOLARLY JOURNAL IS MAILED TO ALL DUES PAYING MEMBERS OF THE MUSEUM. THE MUSEUM OF THE FUR TRADE QUARTERLY CONTAINS ARTICLES ABOUT THE FUR TRADE, OBJECTS OF THE FUR TRADE, OBJECTS IN THE MUSEUMS COLLECTIONS AND ACTIVITIES AT THE MUSEUM ACQUISITION.PUBLICATION FOR MEMBERS OF THE MUSEUM. A QUARTERLY SCHOLARLY JOURNAL IS MAILED TO ALL DUES PAYING MEMBERS OF THE MUSEUM. THE MUSEUM OF THE FUR TRADE QUARTERLY CONTAINS ARTICLES ABOUT THE FUR TRADE, OBJECTS OF THE FUR TRADE, OBJECTS IN THE MUSEUMS COLLECTIONS AND ACTIVITIES AT THE MUSEUM ACQUISITION.PUBLICATIONS FOR MEMBERS OF THE MUSEUM, A QUARTERLY SCHOLARLY JOURNAL IS MAILED TO ALL DUES PAYING MEMBERS OF THE MUSEUM. THE MUSEUM OF THE FUR TRADE QUARTERLY CONTAINS ARTICLES ABOUT THE FUR TRADE, OBJECTS OF THE FUR TRADE, OBJECT IN THE MUSEUM'S COLLECTIONS, AND ACTIVITIES AT THE MUSEUM.
UNALLOCATED PROGRAM EXPENSES, GENERAL MUSEUM OPERATION EXPENSES
Program expenses$107,682.00$123,210.00 
Program descriptionUNALLOCATED PROGRAM EXPENSES, GENERAL MUSEUM OPERATION EXPENSESUNALLOCATED PROGRAM EXPENSES, GENERAL MUSEUM OPERATION EXPENSES 
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$179,797.00$179,374.00$264,451.00
Program services (total functional expenses)$138,375.00$138,979.00$193,159.00
Management & general (total functional expenses)$41,422.00$40,395.00$71,292.00
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Revenue
Total revenue$130,286.00$173,242.00$175,698.00
Program service revenue (total)$27,371.00$25,682.00$27,153.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$16,484.00$18,396.00$25,173.00
Investment income$1,860.00$2,426.00$4,679.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$84,571.00$126,738.00$118,693.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$16,484.00$18,396.00$25,173.00
Gross receipts$222,758.00$217,386.00$244,598.00
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$16,484.00$18,396.00$16,957.00
Revenue from all other contributions  $8,216.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$94.00$85.00-$506.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$1,860.00$2,426.00$4,679.00
Net rental income $0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$48,276.00$36,704.00$56,143.00
Net inventory sales (total)$36,201.00$89,949.00$63,056.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$571.00  
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Accounting service fees (total)$981.00$3,081.00$1,375.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$2,795,209.00$2,841,887.00$2,848,665.00
Total assets, beginning of year$2,841,887.00$2,848,665.00$2,945,154.00
Total liabilities$4,744.00$1,910.00$2,556.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$1,910.00$2,556.00$10,292.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$80,000.00$80,592.00$79,575.00
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$1,772,682.00$1,762,212.00$1,745,483.00
Net assets$2,790,465.00$2,839,977.00$2,846,109.00
Net assets, beginning of year$2,839,977.00$2,846,109.00$2,934,862.00
Other liabilities  $0.00
Other assets$1,774,652.00$1,776,194.00$1,754,650.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$1,995.00$786.00$2,200.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$786.00$2,200.00$2,201.00
Inventories for sale or use$165,283.00$159,902.00$148,220.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$49,511.00-$6,132.00-$88,753.00
Advertising (total)$9,825.00$12,178.00$8,945.00
Savings & temp cash investment$184,087.00$197,776.00$191,917.00
Accounts receivable, net  $5,490.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$4,744.00$1,910.00$2,556.00
Total net assets or fund balances$2,790,465.00$2,839,977.00$2,846,109.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$38,037.00$38,959.00$38,138.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members888
Number of independent voting members888
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-312015-12-312014-12-31
Accounting methodOtherOtherOther
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-01-042016-12-142015-10-02
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.0
Filing identifier201743189349305154201612239349302556201542299349303584
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