Submitted by Bob Chitwood
Our Past/Protecting Our Future Campaign, B.H.S. members and friends recently received letters encouraging continued support to this effort. Over $48,000 is in the account towards the Wheel Museum restoration efforts. Some $8,500 has been promised through these summer months. In addition, grants are being sought to help reach the anticipated goal of $125,000.
Construction will begin with a new cement threshold; reconstruction of the front door entrance and track; and vintage signage as to when McInnich & Kerns had a Ford garage at this location.
The next phase will be readying the “Advertiser” newspaper and “Nebraska Farmer” displays when Brownville resident, Robert Furnas, was editor of these entities. The Ford display will also be done during this phase. The two-floor building was donated to the Society in 2015 by Brownville resident, Melva Sage. President Bob Chitwood states: “The Society will continue the construction as funds allow. Your generosity has been greatly appreciated and we are pleased with the new look of the Land Office, B.H.S. Office and Sage Memorial Museum as a result of grants, individuals, businesses and special events.”