The ACU/WACU Museum was recently renovated with the goal of raising traffic for the museum which is located at the corner of EN 16th and Campus Court.
The museum has been around since 1980 and is curated and staffed by the Women for ACU.
The Women for ACU Board has re-landscaped the outside and placed vinyls on the windows showing the history of ACU.
WACU has also reorganized exhibits within the museum.
Groups are now allowed to rent out the museum for events.Â The museumÂ has hosted a GATA rush, a dinner for ACU’s History department and a Women for ACU event.
It costs $75 to rent the museum, and $25 for the conference room.
Dr. Marianna Rasco, ACU Museum board president, said she is focusing on marketing the museum.
“We’re really looking from the standpoint that this is a gem of a museum.” Rasco said. “We want to market it so people will include it on their walk around campus.”
Jennifer Ellison, University Events Director, and Elizabeth McAnally, Hunter Welcome Center Event Coordinator, have both been a part of the entire process and working with the museum board to assist in the updates made.
Bettye Shipp, ACU Museum board member, said she is thankful for the individuals that have helped revamp the museum.
Shipp said, now that the museum has been updated, students, faculty and the city of Abilene can enjoy it and learn about the history of the university.