Closing One Door, Opens Another.
Goodwill Central Texas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to generating lifelong connections to work, is officially closing its Goodwill Computer Museum to enable the expansion of The Goodwill Excel Center’s mission and the completion of its new 31,000 square foot facilities scheduled to open in August 2015.
“The closing of our local Goodwill Computer Museum is a bittersweet moment for our entire team at Goodwill,” said Traci Berry, Senior Vice President of Community Engagement, Goodwill Central Texas. “In its footprint, we are excited to be opening our newly expanded public charter high school, which will continue to offer students between 19-50 years of age the opportunity and support to earn a high school diploma.”
Since its opening in 2005, the museum had amassed a wide assortment of hardware, software and documents of computer and video game history dating back to the 1960s. The non-profit Museum of Computer Culture, a non-profit museum collect and demonstrate technology of the past, is currently assisting Central Texas Goodwill with the valuation, disposition and dispersal of the items contained in the museum collection.
The bulk of the usable software and documentation is headed to the University of Texas, including all of the documentation cataloged by the Goodwill Computer Museum. Goodwill is also currently in the process of arranging pickups for the items that have donor agreements.
For interested consumers, computer history will also be available for sale through shopaustingoodwill.com in the coming weeks. The full disposition of museum items will be completed by March 31, 2015.