Friends of Museum plan rummage sale

Friends of Museum plan rummage sale On Saturday, Sept. 6, the Friends of the W. H. Over Museum will hold a rummage sale on the dock of the museum. The sale will help to defray the building improvement costs that have soared this year because of aging air handling equipment.

Anyone who would like to contribute to this effort, please bring your materials to the museum on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4 and 5. If you have something but need help in bringing it, please call 677-5228 to make a pick-up time. One of our members will come and get it.

The museum building was completed in 1988 and for the most part has served the museum well until about a year ago. Now everything seems to be going haywire. The carpeting which was laid during the first year is badly worn.

The humidifiers and the air handlers which help to maintain the air at a level of humidity and temperature suitable for museum artifacts as well as the people visiting and working there have to be repaired and replaced. So the Friends are starting on their important task of raising the extra funds to do what is necessary.

We would very much appreciate your contributions of things to be sold and invite you to come on Saturday, Sept. 6 to buy something that appeals to you. While you are there, please come in to see the new look in the exhibits.

In Sletwold, we are now exhibiting the Clay County Retrospective which was prepared a number of years ago by the USD Faculty Women's Club in celebration of the 90th year. The retrospective is a collection of photographs of life in Vermillion, on campus, and surrounding Clay County at the beginning of the 20th century.

Well known homesteader families such as the Weeks, the Hoods and Ankers are included in the collection.

After this exhibit we will embark on our Scandinavians in America Exhibit showing many things from the Scandinavian peninsula. Please help the Friends to continue their coverage of life in the Plains by participating in these events and others as they come up.

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