The Board of Directors of the Historical Society announced today that the “Making History Happen” campaign has reached its goal of $50,000. The fund-raising drive was undertaken to raise money for the reopening of the former Gardner Museum at 332 Maine Street, which will now serve as the home of The History Museum.
The Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County wishes to express our appreciation to all the individual and business donors who contributed financially or provided assistance in helping reach and exceed our campaign goal. $65,040 has been raised to date, which more than doubles the $25,000 Challenge Grant provided by an anonymous donor.
The on-going support provided by Quincy Preserves, which will hold meetings in the building, is a key component of securing public use of old public library, as is the commitment of the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation which is providing a City of Refuge exhibit and financial support.
Quincy’s History Shop is now open at 332 Maine from 10am until 2 pm, Tuesday thru Saturdays and a grand opening for The History Museum is planned for April 18.
Upcoming events and dates:
Wed., April 15 Lincoln Assassination Commemoration 4-8 PM
Sat., April 18 Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting 10 AM
Sun., April 19 Dr. David Hunt & Deborah Hull-Walksi of the Smithsonian Institution, Wash. D.C. will present “Lost in Time”: Forensic Analysis Leads to Identification of a Boy Lost to his Family for More Than Six Generations. Tickets $15 ($10 Members).Reservations Required; 217-222-1835
Sun. May 10 Concert in Washington Park: A Concert of Honor & Remembrance 2 PM