The Sherman County Historical Society (SCHS) received $3,000 in a matching grant from the Sherman County Community Foundation. The grant monies were used to put new shingles on the Austin Schoolhouse. Matching funds were raised through donations, museum tours, and book sales despite the Covid-19 virus that curtailed many of our regular fund-raising activities for 2020. The shingling project was finished this summer and has an additional luster to the school that has been on the historical grounds since 1999 when it was donated by the Stobbe family.
SCHS was pleased to announce they will again receive a $4,500 matching grant from the Sherman County Community Foundation for 2021. We will be raising the matching funds money through donations, monies from the ice cream social held during Polish Days, a garage sale during the 4th of July weekend, and Junk Jaunt. The grant and matching funds will be used to replace the overhead door in the Clark-Elsner building, repair the foundation of the Hawk school, and other minor repairs around the museum.
Left to right: Donna Trompke, President, Becky Butler, Vice-president, Rose Ann Kowalski, Treasurer, Betty Kuszak, Foundation director, and Alec Baillie, Foundation board member. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Hickman, Sherman County Times)