Interview done by Michael Wilkerson
MW: Please introduce yourself?
JS: My name is Julie Shuster. I am the executive director for the International UFO Museum and Research Center at Roswell, New Mexico.
MW: What is Roswell UFO Museum?
JS: The Museum was founded to provide a home for information on the 1947 Roswell Incident. Very quickly the founders discovered the world was curious about not only Roswell but other UFO phenomena as well. So now the Museum houses displays and information on Roswell, Crop Circles, Abductions, and Ancient Cultures and of course the Hollywood take on the subject. We also have a very extensive special collections library that provides information and assistance to students, authors, researchers, media and the general public.
MW: When was Roswell UFO Museum established?
JS: The idea of the Museum came to light in 1990. We were incorporated in 1991 and opened to visitors in the fall of 1992. We are a 501c3 non-profit corporation.
MW: What is the cost to visit Roswell UFO Museum?
JS: What does that include? The admission fee ranges from $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors 65 and older and US military with ID, 5-15 years old is $2.00 and under 5 are free.
MW: What other attractions are around Roswell UFO Museum?
JS: Roswell is the home to the Roswell Museum and Art Center which houses an exhibit on Robert H. Goddard among other wonderful exhibits. To the east we have Bottomless Lakes State Park, to the northeast we have Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. As for attractions around the Museum, there are numerous souvenir shops.
MW: Can Roswell UFO Museum help in planning a vacation?
JS: Yes we can assist with the names, etc. of hotels and a little more detailed information about the other Museums, etc.
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
JS: We like to let people know we are a museum dedicated to the subject of UFOs, space and anything connected to those topics. We provide information for the visitor to learn and make up their own minds about whether they believe or not.