To be recognized as a vital resource that meets the historical, cultural, and educational needs of the community (community defined as local, state, national and international audiences of all ages and backgrounds).

Cowan Museum of History and Science



The Cowan Museum of History and Science collects, preserves, and interprets objects relating to local history and the sciences. We strive to inspire the joy of learning about our world and how to make it a better place.

   Core Values:   

  • Appreciation for diversity.

  • Commitment to excellence in programs and operations.

  • ​Scholarship and professionalism.

  • Highest level of integrity for public trust.

  • ​Knowledge and lifelong learning.

  • ​Strong belief that exposure to the humanities and sciences makes a positive difference in our lives.