The grant will allow museum volunteers to repair, remodel, and overlay the existing case with oak plywood and trim to match other display cases and fixtures utilized throughout the museum.
The display case has been used to display exceptional rock and mineral specimens since the museum was located in Slagle Hall and will continue its service in the museum's North Gallery. 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 of South Dakota and the surrounding area and passing it on to present and future generations.
The W.H. Over Museum and the Clay County Historical Society are currently utilizing Sletwold Hall to display wedding gowns from their collections. The dresses will remain on display in Sletwold Hall for several weeks.
Kerstin Schneider (curator of the Muselim Schloss in Romhild, Germany) helped W.H. Over Museum volunteers set up the exhibit. Frau Schneider has been in South Dakota visiting her daughter and has worked as a volunteer on several projects for the Exhibits Committee during her stay.
The Friends of the W.H. Over Museum is a non-profit, volunteer organization which was established in 1966 to provide financial and volunteer support for museum exhibits and activities. Today, The Friends organization is totally responsible for operating, maintaining, and financing the W. H. Over Museum, its collections, and its activities and programs.