Vigo County Historical Society announces excess in money raised for history center

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County Historical Society announced Tuesday that it saw an enthusiastic response to its recent fundraiser, surpassing its monetary goal.

The 2:1 matching grant offered by the Community Foundation was reached in the final weeks leading up to the Sept. 30 deadline due to “overwhelming support from museum members and donors”.

Marla Flowers, who recently accepted a new position as Executive Director at the History Center, said the total money raised is yet to be determined, but that it is expected to exceed $30,000. The excess money raised over the $20,000 goal will not be matched by the grant, but History Center officials said they are excited about how these funds will help the museum.

This matching grant, along with all the money raised, will go to help the “Close the Covid Gap” campaign, which aids in museum operations and will in-turn be applied to coming exhibits, programming and care for the collection.

“We are thrilled at the response we got to help us meet this goal and thank everyone who graciously gave to support the museum,” Flowers said. “We are always growing and look forward to the many ways we can represent and advocate for preserving our local history. We’re happy about this success, and want to encourage our supporters to keep giving.”

Donations to the Vigo County History Center can be made in person at 929 Wabash Avenue in Terre Haute or at the website https://vchsmuseum.networkforgood.com/projects/122749-saving-vigohistory-for-future-generations.

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