(Neb)-Dawes Co Historical Society Fundraising To House New Collections Listen
CHADRON - The Dawes County Historical Society has launched a capital campaign to raise $100,000 for a new building at the County Historical Museum south of Chadron to house two new collections donated by area residents and far exceeding available space in the existing buildings.
Society spokesman Phyllis Carlson says the doll collection of Clara Erickson of Crawford contains 2,500 to 3,000 dolls of all types made between the 1890s and 1990s while Carl and Fawn Larsen of Chadron collected telephones and related equipment over his more than four decades with the phone company.
Carlson says the new building is essentially the second half of one of the Historical Museum's newer buildings, Carpenter's Cove, with blueprints already on hand from local architect Jerry Moss.
Carlson says there's no set timeline to raise the money and move to construction, but that the Society would love to see the collections go on display just as quickly as possible.
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