720 Main Street, future home of the Eudora Community Museum
The Eudora Community Museum (ECM) will relocate to the property at 720 Main Street (commonly called the Trefz building) in the Fall of 2014. The ECM is operated by the Eudora Area Historical Society (EAHS). The EAHS has been in the process rehabilitating the historic Trefz building since March of 2013. The Trefz building, which was recently listed on the State Register of Historic Places, dates to the 1860s and is one of the oldest buildings in the community.
Since its inception in 2004, the Eudora Community Museum has been located on Eudora School District property. From 2004 until 2011 the ECM was located at the former High School /Middle School building at 10th and Main Streets. Since 2011, the ECM has operated from the former Nottingham Elementary building. The EAHS is incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Eudora School District for the past decade. The Eudora School District tremendously helped the EAHS by giving it a home for so many years. Without the help from the Eudora School District, it is unlikely the EAHS would be in the promising position it now occupies.
The EAHS will be relocated to its home at 720 Main Street this Fall, before the redevelopment of the Nottingham property begins. EAHS members and staff are excited for the move to historic Main Street. Much work remains to be done at the Trefz building, but with hard-work from EAHS staff and volunteers, and community support, the EAHS is confident it will successfully relocate this Fall.
For more information on the EAHS and the rehabilitation project, visit our website: http://www.cityofeudoraks.gov/index.aspx?NID=100