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OPEN THE DOOR TO PLEASANT PRAIRIE'S PAST
You are invited to join the Pleasant Prairie Historical Society as they host an “Open the Door to Pleasant Prairie’s Past” Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, September 9, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Halter Wildlife Club in Pleasant Prairie. Volunteer members of the Society will be hosting a community-wide picnic to raise money to renovate the 1927 Dublin School, the Society’s largest artifact that was acquired by the Elizabeth J. Riley Trust in 2012 for the Historical Society to create a local museum to store, exhibit, and educate the community about Pleasant Prairie—those who lived, worked, served and developed in the community.
The Historical Society volunteers are trying to raise $300,000 this year to renovate the Dublin School. The Society greatly appreciates all of the corporate sponsors and monetary donations received already this past spring. The Society’s fundraising efforts to date have raised nearly $110,000 for the proposed Dublin School project. The Society is continuing to seek funding, materials and volunteer labor donations for the School.
The 1920’s-themed community picnic and Dublin School fundraiser at Halter Wildlife will include music, food, drinks, games, activities and much more! Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used towards Dublin School building projects such as making the school handicapped accessible, creating a handicapped accessible bathroom, replacing the front and side doors, updating the furnaces, electrical and plumbing systems, installing attic insulation, restoring the plaster walls, creating areas to receive and document donations, installing a warming kitchen and completing interior finishes for the museum.
For more information about the event, please contact the Pleasant Prairie Historical Society HistoricalSociety@plprairie.org or (262) 947-3600.