Minco, OK July 13, 2005
GREAT NEWS! We have received a large contribution for our museum
building, and we will now build! We should be able to build a 40x40
building on our 50x70 lot. The contribution is from a descendant of Ole
and Laura Halverson., a pioneer couple who had a farm northeast of
Minco. We are deeply appreciative. We can now reach our goals.
We thank all
of our members for your support, faith, and aid.
While we are
going to build, we are hopeful that we can somehow build a 40x60 rather
than 40x40, as it is expected to fill quickly. There are numerous
pledged exhibit artifacts, and in 1992 Minco’s temporary museum for the
town’s Centennial celebration was filled. The temporary museum in 1992
was in what is now the Blossom Time Shops.
plans are to build the back of the 40x40 building in a manner that will
allow expansion to 40x60 when we obtain more funds. Hopefully, we can
obtain additional funds for interior finishing, furniture, and
equipment, and for building a 40x60 building on the first construction
job. The building and displays should be ready by the next high school
reunion, May 2007.
for the museum are needed and most welcome, and are tax deductible. For
income tax deductions, one needs the Minco Historical Society’s Tax ID
(officially called Employer Identification Number or “EIN”)
and a receipt from the society Treasurer for the contributed amount.
Checks: Payable to “Minco Historical Society”. Address is at bottom
2. GOALS OF THE
SOCIETY: To preserve as much as we can about the history of Minco and
its residents, including its surrounding rural area. This includes
photographs, biographies, interviews, newspapers, genealogies,
artifacts, and in general anything that would be of interest to
nostalgic or interested residents and former residents, their
descendants, and anyone who wants to learn of Minco’s past.
3. WEB SITE: The
society’s web site is
Annual individual $15. Annual business $25. Lifetime individual $200.
Lifetime business $300. Application form available on web site.
Prepared by: Marvin Woodworth, Secretary
email@example.com PH 405-732-0527
Minco Historical Society, PO Box 624, Minco, OK 73059