Annual Fund 2020
Dear Friends of the Vernon County Historical Society:
We hope this correspondence finds you and yours healthy and safe from the COVID-19 virus that has impacted our community.
As summer begins, we are working on creating and implementing new practices in how we conduct our daily functions at the museum and the other historic sites that we oversee. While the doors at the museum were temporarily closed to the general public this spring, we still had responsibilities to attend to, and we will continue to attend to them now that we are open, with modifications. We are in uncharted waters in our need to conduct our normal functions, but the safety of all who walk through our doors is our priority.
As a non-profit, we rely on the patronage of those who visit our sites, for a nominal fee, to learn about life in the past. Some monthly programs at the museum have been cancelled for the rest of the year, as has the July 4th Strawberry Shortcake Social at the Sherry Butt House. But we do still plan to hold a Pork Chop dinner (on the Sherry Butt House grounds) in August to raise funds, and you can also find us at Nelson Agri-Center selling brats and burgers to raise money several times during the summer. With the current situation at hand, we will need to find additional options to help support us.
We understand that everyone is struggling at this time. We do not want to add to that struggle, but we ask you today for a small donation to help us through this time.
The Vernon County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving our shared local history. We rely on your help to do this. Your donation has the power to keep us strong and accessible.
On behalf of the Vernon County Historical Society Board of Directors, the staff and myself, I thank you for your attention.
Maynard L. Cox
Vernon County Historical Society, President
Yes! I will contribute to the 2020 Annual Fund by making a donation to the Vernon County Historical Society:
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