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Aug. 6, 2013St. Joseph, MO |  By: Mullens

St. Joseph Museum reaccreditation

Of the 17,500 museums in the country only 1,000 of them are accredited making one area museum in the top 6 precent.

The St. Joseph Museum has received the highest national recognition for museums and was awarded reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. Marketing Director for the St. Joesph Musuem Kathy Reno says the support they get from the community is a must and this recognition would not be possible with out them.

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Reno adds that the accreditation process is rigorous and takes about 3 years to complete and must be updated every 10 years. Of the 11 accredited museums in Missouri, two of them are in St. Joseph.