October 23, 2014

Historical society seeks members to keep museum dream alive

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
The Edgerton Historical Society met for the first time in several months on July 18.
In a surprise move, Historical Society President Mary Pritchard resigned, effective immediately. Several months earlier, Society Teasurer, Janeice Rawles had resigned. Four members of the historical society were present at last Thursday’s meeting. Vice-president Lee Quaintance did not comment on whether  he would accept the position of president.
A small, two-story house, just east of Edgerton City Hall, is filled with donated artifacts that now belong to the Historical Society. The group has hopes that this building will someday become a museum so that the public can view these artifacts, which are now currently stored in boxes. The house was donated to the city of Edgerton several years ago by long-time Edgerton resident, Donna Bratton.
The Edgerton Historical Society is in desperate need of volunteers to help get a museum up and running. Historical Society members also commented that a museum in Edgerton was a dream of former Edgerton City Clerk Rita Moore, now deceased, and they would like to make that dream a reality. Society members invite anyone interested to attend their next meeting  at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug.15 at the Edgerton City Hall.

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