The Wayside Inn Missing Property Amnesty Program
WHEREAS, it is acknowledged that over its 300 year history, items of historic, cultural, material or monetary value used or belonging to the Wayside Inn may have been improperly removed from the Inn or otherwise gone missing;
WHEREAS, these items are of considerable significance to the Inn and its history;
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees, on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the Inn, desires to encourage the return of these items and does hereby enact the following “Wayside Inn Missing Property Amnesty Program”:
- The name of the program shall be the “Wayside Inn Missing Property Amnesty Program”.
- Under this program, any item of historic, cultural, material, or monetary significance that has been improperly (intentionally or unintentionally) taken or removed from the Wayside Inn, should be able to be returned to the Inn on a no-risk/no-names/no-questions asked basis.
- Although no questions will be asked upon return of such items, stories are welcome to illuminate the history of the item at the sole discretion of the person(s) returning the item.
- All items may be returned to the front desk at the Wayside Inn, or by delivery to the Innkeeper.
- All items received by the front desk staff shall be promptly delivered to the Innkeeper.
- In exchange for the safe return of any such items, the Wayside Inn waives all rights to pursue any legal claims or actions against the person(s) returning the items.
- All items returned to the Wayside Inn under this Program shall belong to the Wayside Inn without claim or interest of any other person.
- The Innkeeper shall deliver all returned items to the Archives Department for identification, and a report submitted to the Board detailing the significance of such items, so the Board may determine appropriate action with respect to each item.
- The Innkeeper is hereby authorized to accept the return of any item presented under this Program, and to take such action as necessary to publicize and promote this Program to fulfill its purpose