The Garnavillo Historical Society received $1,000 from the Clayton County Foundation for the Future towards their project “A New Look Into the Past.” The project involves removing the somewhat fixed glass on some of the museum’s show cases and replacing it with sliding glass doors and locks. The glass is currently affixed with wood strips and it requires multiple people to remove the glass to change or update the exhibits. Some “accidents” have occurred, and it is very time consuming so exhibits have tended to stay the same for 30-50 years. With sliding glass doors it will be much safer and easier to make changes. Creative Woodworking and Decorah Mobile Glass will be doing the work.
The Clayton County Foundation for the Future awarded $17,823 to area nonprofits through its 2020 grant cycle. Grant funding was made possible by donations to the Clayton County Foundation for the Future endowment, the Leroy and Colleen Darby Family Endowed Donor-Advised fund, the A.J. Spiegel Endowment Fund, the Dan Barton Family endowment, the Watson-Rugland Family endowment for Clayton County, Dr. Andy and M.J. Smith, and the Dr. Russell and Juanita Loven endowment.
The Garnavillo Historical Society is very grateful to the Foundation and their donors for their interest and support of our project!