We know during these tough times it is hard to make contributions to a nonprofit organization when we’re all striving to make ends meet. The members of the Board of Trustees for the Brush Area Museum and Cultural Center know quite well how hard times have been, but without your generous donations we wouldn’t be able to keep the museum open and operational.
Each year the board hosts an annual meeting, usually in October, for potential new members to attend. During the 2010 annual meeting we celebrated the 100 years of Knearl School, which was built in 1910 after the land was donated by William Knearl. Mr. Knearl was an important business man in our community, serving as postmaster and mayor of Brush. This fine school was named in his honor for his service.
The display the Department of Wildlife built for us continues to be enjoyed by museum visitors. It depicts the environment that our wild life animals endure in our area. If you haven’t made a trip into see this display, you are missing a treat and while you’re at it, you can check out the military display also.
We have had the pleasure of teaming up with the Brush American Legion Sagebrush Post #68 for a veteran display in the south gallery. We have the immense gratification of displaying the hand-made quilt made by Ruth May Leise honoring the WWI veterans that were part of our great community, which was made in the 1920’s.
The Sack Lunch Program is meeting the first Friday of each month at noon. Wayne and Carol Carlson established this program six years ago and is still going quite strong. We’ve had good turnouts for each of the programs. The program continues through the winter and will be meeting at the library, which we appreciate their kindness of using their facility. We have had some very interesting programs that are fun, educational and are a nice change for a lunch hour break.
To those supporters who have not yet renewed annual memberships, we encourage you to do so. We would like to take this moment to thank you once again for your enduring support. Your membership dollars are very important to the success of this organization. The museum is made possible through member support, affiliation with the city, charitable donations and grant underwriting.
Board of Trustees of the Brush Area Museum and Cultural Center
_______ 10.00 Individual
_______ 25.00 Family
_______ 50.00 Small Business
_______ 100.00 Large Business
Address as follows:
Brush Area Museum and Cultural Center
Brush, CO. 80723