$500 grant awarded to W.H. Over Museum

$500 grant awarded to W.H. Over Museum
The Friends of the W.H. Over Museum have received a $500 grant from a Vermillion area family to purchase a display (story) board and carrying case. The display board will be utilized to: 1) to efficiently and effectively present the museum's story and advertise its programs at fairs, malls, shows, and other public events and 2) to promote the museum, and its exhibits, programs, and events. This project is expected to help increase public's awareness of, and support for, theW.H. Over Museum.

Please remember to recommend the "American Rivers" traveling exhibit to your spring and summer visitors.

The 600+ square foot exhibit explores the current and historical geography, biological, and ecological aspects of the four rivers Lewis and Clark utilized to traverse the American West in their efforts to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean.

Although President Jefferson's Corps of Discovery was unable to find that fabled water route, they were successful in finding, mapping, and studying a vast region of what became the United States of America.

The Friends of the W.H. Over Museum is a non-profit, volunteer organization which was established in 1965 to provide financial and volunteer support for museum exhibits and activities.

Today, The Friends organization is totally responsible for operating, maintaining, and financing the museum, its collections, and its activities and programs.

This grant represents another significant contribution to the museum's efforts to continue Dr. William Henry Over's legacy of preserving the natural and cultural heritage in this area and passing it on to present and future generations.

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