Historical Society Seeks County Support For Museum Repairs

Jane Kuehn, president of the Kearney County Historical Society, spoke to the Kearney County Board of Supervisors during the December 8 regular meeting. The purpose of her visit was to ask the board for any funds they may be able to give to help with recent repair costs of the Kearney County Museum.

Kuehn explained the museum on the corner of Sixth Street and Nebraska Avenue in Minden features displays of items from each of the communities in Kearney County spread through several imported buildings. The buildings themselves have seen no significant upkeep in many years. The Historical Society recently hired a contractor to make necessary repairs to the aging buildings including siding and roofing.

While about half repair costs have already been paid by the Historical Society, there is still approximately $10,000 due. The Historical Society has been unable to hold several of its annual fundraising events this year due to the pandemic which has impacted its available funds. Kuehn asked for any assistance that the County could offer to help with the construction costs.

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