During this year’s CPA Picnic, the Eudora Area Historical Society (EAHS) will allow the public to view the interior of the future home of the Eudora Community Museum at 720 Main Street. In March of this year, Pam Staab (Trefz) donated the buildings at 720 Main Street (commonly called the “Trefz Buildings”) to the EAHS for use of their future museum. The EAHS currently operates the Eudora Community Museum from the former Nottingham Elementary building on Church Street. The EAHS plans to move the Eudora Community Museum to the Main Street location after the buildings have been renovated.
In the last several months, dedicated volunteers have cleaned the interior of the buildings and commenced early renovation work. Several fund-raisers have also started and been met with success. However, much work still needs to be done!
EAHS members will be present Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons and early evenings outside of 720 Main Street to show the public the interior of the historic buildings and discuss the renovation project. Since the renovation project is in its early stages, the public will not be allowed to enter the buildings for safety reasons. But, the paper coverings on all windows will be removed and the interior of the buildings will be plainly visible.
A silent auction to raise funds for the renovation of the buildings will also be hosted by the EAHS on the dates of July 25-27. The silent auction will take place at 720 Main Street. The silent auction will conclude on Saturday July 27 at 8:00pm. Items up for auction will include a fantastic birdhouse made by Sherri Flory.
Make sure to pay a visit to 720 Main Street this CPA Picnic!