The Odessa Record -

Museum support needed, says Historical Society

Series: Letter to the Editor | Story 22

August 15, 2019

To the Editor:

I am writing as a member of the Odessa Historical Society, asking for your help. Our local museum began with much volunteer help many years ago, just as it continues to run today. It has weathered a devastating fire and was rebuilt to be what it is today.

We have two main fundraisers per year in which we send postcards to members of the community.

One is for the yearly dues. The other is for community baked goods or monetary donations for the annual Deutschesfest Bake Sale. I consider one of the fundraisers will essentially pay the electric bill throughout the year, and the other is for other maintenance and helping out with projects such as the Old Town Hall restoration.

I have been involved with our museum since I returned to Odessa in 1978. The volunteers who help make the museum what it is today are worthy of our thanks for their dedication and willingness to spend countless hours, so it is there for now and the future. We cannot do this without your help.

If you would like to volunteer, please let us know. We are always trying to arrange for hosts and hostesses. Come on down and visit the museum on Sundays from 1-3 p.m. throughout the summer and during the Deutschesfest weekend.

My hope is that you will consider sending in your check for the 2019 dues today. There is a separate ad in today’s paper that will assist you in mailing them to Judy Scrupps, our treasurer.

Thank you for your support.

Barb Schlimmer,


Odessa Historical Society


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