Lions Club donation brings Perkins County Museum closer to goal

| 10/19/2016 |

The Grant Lions Club makes a donation of $500 to the Perkins County Museum to help accomplish the wrap-around porch renovation. (L-r): Grant Lions Treasurer Gary Talich and President Michael Rod present the check to Perkins County Museum Curator Brenda Styskal.
The Grant Lions Club makes a donation of $500 to the Perkins County Museum to help accomplish the wrap-around porch renovation. (L-r): Grant Lions Treasurer Gary Talich and President Michael Rod present the check to Perkins County Museum Curator Brenda Styskal.

The Perkins County Museum is in need of a porch renovation.

According to Brenda Styskal, president of the Perkins County Historical Society and curator of the museum, the renovation will cost $21,000. To date, there have been four major porch project donations from the Perkins County Community Foundation Fund, Perkins County, an anonymous donor and the Grant Lions Club.

Styskal said another $500 donation will complete the fundraising for the porch.

In addition to the porch need, there are several other museum needs which include:

• revamping the exhibit hall,

• labor to set up different theme areas in the hall,

• volunteers to be greeters and hosts when the public comes to visit.

Styskal encourages the public to visit the museum, an enduring testament to the rich heritage of Perkins County. Regular hours are every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. There are also special hours such as the Christmas season: Sundays 1-4 p.m. from Nov. 17 through New Year’s Day.

If a special showing is requested, the public may call 308-352-4977. The museum presents changing themes throughout the year.