Raised for Local Nonprofits
308 gifts
Totaling $46,225.00
Circle of Giving Match Day
Raised for Local Nonprofits
308 gifts
Totaling $46,225.00
Raised for Local Nonprofits
308 gifts
Totaling $46,225.00

Blue Rapids Historical Museum

Goal: $5,000.00

Specific Need

2019 Renovation Project- A Donation Processing Room (build out the rear room to include, electric, water and climate controls) 

 

Technology needs: Financial, Donor and Geneology software, a Web Site, Wi-Fi, and electronic credit card Reader and a security system.

 

General improvements: Main entrance needs lighting, flooring and door/lock repair or replacement, Light filtering window options to reduce costs and minimize fading of exhibits at the front of the building.

 

Pie-in-the-sky: An endowment that supports the museum day to day costs allowing donations to go to exhibits, programs and history related activities

Mission

The Blue Rapids Historial Society and Museum safeguards the memories of our community through preservation, exhibits and public programs for the education and inspiration of future generations.

Profile

The Museum is completely donor based. All workers are volumteer. It was established in 2005 to preserve the history of Blue Rapids and the surrounding community. It is a gathering place for locals interested in geneology researh and local history with a collection of diaries, homes, newspapers etc. Special collections reflect various points in time for Blue Rapids families. The military exhibit is one on the largest in the county including a comprehensive photo colection of community Veterans. The permanent exhibits that include the Ice Age exhibit and the Wagon of the Donner-Reed  are one of a kind. Special events have included re-enactments, tours for school children with demonstration of past skills and hand crafts. 

 

$6,315.00 received
in 48 gifts
126.30%  of  $5,000.00 Goal

Contact

#36 Public Square
Blue Rapids KS 66411
Phone: (785) 363-7949

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