The purpose of the Historical Society shall be to collect, preserve, research and interpret the written, spoken, pictorial and artifactual record of the history of Western New York. This shall be accomplished by operating the Historical Society Museum, Library and Archives and providing the appropriate publications, exhibits and educational programs for all segments of the community. Board members will adopt a Mission Statement that furthers the fulfillment of the purposes of the Historical Society. They will also adopt a Conflict of Interest Policy, a Code of Ethics, a personnel Policy and such other policies and codes as it may deem appropriate to the proper management of the Historical Society. Board members will also appoint and fix the compensation of a qualified Chief Executive Officer of the Historical Society to manage its day to day operations who will serve at the pleasure of the Board.