Grant awarded to Over Museum

Grant awarded to Over Museum
The Friends of the W.H. Over Museum have received a grant from a Vermillion area family to establish a Coffee Corner in the museum's lobby.

The Coffee Corner will be utilized to provide museum visitors with coffee and a cookie while waiting, to provide a break during visits to the museum, and to provide patrons with an opportunity to visit or relax over coffee. The grant was facilitated by Maxine Johnson, the museum's fund raiser.

Now that the Gift Shop inventory is complete, visitors will find that it is a good time to come out to the museum, have a look around, check out the half-price table, and enjoy a few minutes at the Coffee Corner. Thank you for your patience while the Gift Shop inventory was conducted.

Exhibits in Sletwold for July and the first half of August are Lloyd Menard's "Frogman Show," now through July 14, and an exhibit from the State Historical society, titled "Properties of History," July 14 through Aug. 29. This exhibit highlights a small portion of the historic properties in the state focusing on the importance of preserving our history. The two organizations responsible for protecting and maintaining historic places are National Register of Historic Places and State Historic Preservation Office. "Properties of History" raises awareness of the state's heritage and to shares the cites, stories, and special places with the public. There will be a reception July 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Visitors can enjoy these outstanding exhibits in the comfort provided by the new cooling system which as just been installed by Johnson Controls.

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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