The goal here is two fold.
First, to preserve. To preserve the beauty of this old building. Whenever possible we repair and preserve. The building was well constructed and has so many beautiful and interesting aspects, there is much joy in sharing all of this with others. Funds are limited though, progress can be much slower than we would like at times.
Second, to be relevant. The original factory was important part of the community. It was more than a place to work, people were proud of their contributions and collectively donated to causes, played on sports teams, and more, people cared about the factory. The aim today is to provide the community with reasons to care about this space again, through community events, classes, benefits, and more.
The mix of people here is part of what makes this building such an interesting place, but if we are not part of the community around us, no one will discover the people who populate this building!