Leaking Roof Brings Need For Funds

December 18, 2017 at 3:23 AM

 camera_under_plastic.jpg         If one picture is worth 1,000 words, the photo accompanying this story tells everything.

            The photo shows the old movie projector from the General Pershing smothered in plastic to help keep it from sustaining any more water damage. Approximately seven weeks ago, the already soaked projector was discovered when the E. D. Reitz Museum opened for the day.

            The culprit? The DuBois Area Historical Society’s nearly 20-year-old roof leaks.

            In November, the Society’s executive council voted to have the offending roof and several more on the Society’s three buildings replaced. Bottom line, nearly $35,000 was needed.

            Luckily, frugal management by the Society’s executive council meant the money was available. However, the expense greatly drained the Society’s treasury, leading to concerns if another emergency would occur.

            The DuBois Area Historical Society is a 501(C)3 organization, meaning it can accept tax deductible donations. Anyone interested in helping with the roof replacement may donate to the cause and deduct the donation from their income tax.

            Those interested in donating to the roof replacement may send their donation to DuBois Area Historical Society, P. O. Box 401, DuBois, Pa. 15801. Checks may be made payable to the DuBois Area Historical Society. Telephone 814-371-9006 with questions or for additional information.

The DuBois Area Historical Society receives no local, state, or federal funding. It relies on fund-raising projects, membership dues, grants, and donations to support its endeavors. The Society has no employees; volunteers coordinate all of its activities.

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