Steve Hartnett Don Hornbaker Barbara Grimmett Linda Westfahl Pat Houston
Executive Director: Michael Hathaway
FARMERS NATIONAL BANK
We have begun a grant application to conduct further renovations on the Farmers National Bank, our main museum building. The work involves brick and stone repair and replacement, caulking around all the windows and doors, and interior plaster water damage repair. If we were to be awarded this grant, the total would be $90,000, of which we will be required to raise $22,225 in matching funds. Needless to say, all donations toward this project are most welcome.
CRAWFORD ANNEX ROOF
The roof was repaired on the Crawford Annex in October, and the floor was repaired in mid-January. We also repaired the small windows on the west side of the old Masonic Hall, and replaced the floor in the foyer of the Farmers National Bank. These jobs ran us $2,800. Any donations to help offset these unexpected expenses would be most appreciated. Donations may be sent to Stafford County Museum, 100 N. Main St., Stafford, KS 67578. (Patrons may donate via Paypal using our email address: email@example.com.)
MILTON ANNEX NORTH WALL AND ROOF
Repairs were completed on the north wall and roof of the Milton Auto Museum. We were very pleased to have this building back in good shape and to mark this off of our "to-do" list!
PERMANENT QUILT EXHIBIT
Stafford County Museum hosted Chamber Coffee May 18, 2018, at the museum library. It coincided with the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the museum’s permanent quilt exhibit. The ribbon was cut by Marceline Masten at 10 a.m. at the back of the Farmers National Bank (where the late great attorney Bill Goss’ office was once upon a time).
The exhibit displays all of the quilts in the museum’s collection. Along with quilts, the display features many other exquisite hand-crafted textile artifacts, such as examples of tatting, and items in which the craftswomen raised and harvested the wool, spun the wool into thread, wove it into strips, and sewed the strips into bed covers. For more information and photos, look for Stafford County Historical and Genealogical Society on Facebook.
STAFFORD COUNTY SOUVENIR PLAYING CARDS
$10 per deck
Stafford County Souvenir Playing Cards, printed on high quality playing card stock. These cards make a fun & fascinating collectible as well as a wonderful gift. Each card highlights a different historical photo & fact about our County.
The tuck-box is adorned with a colorful 1929 architect's drawing of our Courthouse and the back of each card shows a colorized postcard photo of our museum building as it was in 1910.
We are grateful to everyone who participated in this fundraising project by sponsoring a card. Communities represented by our sponsors in the cards are Hudson, Macksville, Radium, St. John, Stafford and Zenith as well as our rural areas.
We can mail them for an additional $3.00 per deck for shipping/handling. Payment may be made by check or money order to the address above, or via Paypal using our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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