Heat Project On Despite Grant Rejection

August 27, 2019 at 9:26 PM

     Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the DuBois Area Historical Society’s project to bring heat to two unheated sections of the E. D. Reitz Museum will happen, but on a reduced scale.

      The Society failed to receive the applied for grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The Society was not selected from numerous applications, for a limited amount of money, to receive funding this year.

       However, the local fundraising match drive with a goal of $7,500 is currently at 85 percent of the total. Those generous donations will allow part of the project to proceed.

       The smaller of the efforts in the museum at 30 W. Long Ave. will proceed as planned. If any money remains at the completion of this effort, it will be used for preparation work for heat installation in the building at 28 W. Long Ave.

        The goal of the project is to turn two unheated areas of the museum into useable display space for the ever-expanding museum collection. The donations will be used to install a heating unit, insulate the ceilings and walls, and pay labor costs.

          Donations are still being accepted to help complete this project. The DuBois Area Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with an EIN ID:251537426. Donations are tax deductible and may be sent to P.O. Box 401, DuBois, Pa. 15801.

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