NEMA's O'Hagan leading efforts to build museum honoring U.S. writers

NEMA's O'Hagan leading efforts to build museum honoring U.S. writers

OHaganWith a life-long love of literature fueling a quest to celebrate the rich literary history the United States, Malcolm O'Hagan, the president and CEO of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rosslyn, Va., from 1991 to 2006, is heading up efforts to build the American Writers Museum.

According to information on its web-site, the American Writers Museum's goal is to, “celebrate and share the literary heritage of the United States through a compelling new museum that will serve visitors of all ages and backgrounds, inviting them to discover and renew their love of reading. Through dynamic and state-of-the-art exhibitions, this centrally-located museum will honor writers and writing, reading and learning.”

The American Writers Museum is still in the conceptual stage, but O'Hagan said in his July interview on C-Span about the museum that the reception he and others on the museum's executive planning team received have been overwhelmingly positive. He said in that interview that the museum may cost $200 million to build. You can contact him at ohagan@americanwritersmuseum.org.

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