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January 20, 2015

“Streets, Blocks and Neighborhood” Now Open

Our newest special exhibit “Streets, Blocks and Neighborhood” by Björn Sjögren is now on display in our first-floor gallery space. Sjögren’s creations, inspired by his experiences, are mingled with a type of Scandinavian design simplicity. To learn more about the artist visit his website. This Friday, Jan. 23 join us for Family Night. Kids can enjoy making a craft during this free event while the adults can take in the exhibit. Reservations are appreciated and can be made via email.

Water Tower Fund at $100,000 After End-of-the-Year Matching Gift Campaign

In the last months of 2014, the Museum made a call for donations to the Water Tower Fund that would take us from $70,000 to $100,000 by the start of 2015. With a matching gift campaign made possible by long-time Museum supporters and life trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we did it! We thank our many donors for their support and generosity. With two-thirds of the total $150,000 needed to recreate the historic Andersonville Water Tower landmark secured, we can begin to set a timeline and develop plans for returning this beloved symbol to our skyline. We also want to express our gratitude to those who provided major gifts of $10,000 or more to the fund in 2014: Museum life trustees Ulla and Bertil Brunk, the Edith Marie Appleton Foundation by Museum trustee Albert Goodman, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, and the Hedfors family. Want to be a part of the resurrection of the Andersonville Water Tower? You can donate to the specially created Water Tower Fund here.

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