Museums receive donations

Funds donated to WC, Fort Dodge historical organizations

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Revenue totaling $776.91 from the Spirit Lake Massacre Remembrance Tour was donated to The Wilson Brewer Park: Historic Park and Museums and The Fort Museum & Frontier Village Wednesday afternoon. Pictured above at the historic cabins at Wilson Brewer Park are, left to right: Lindsay McCormick-Welch, Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee Member, Veronica Guyader, Director, The Fort Museum & Frontier Village, Carolynn Miller, Coordinator, Mulberry Center Church at Wilson Brewer Park, and Esther Lehman, Wilson Brewer Park Depot Museum volunteer.

The Wilson Brewer Park: Historic Park & Museums and The Fort Museum & Frontier Village in Fort Dodge received $388.46 each from the revenue after expenses from the Spirit Lake Remembrance Massacre Tour March 25. A total of 49 people attended the tour.

The monies will benefit both museums with their preservation and maintenance of building exhibits and displays.

“Both museums would like to thank the public for their support in preserving each communities’ histories and treasures,” said Veronica Guyuder, executive director of the Fort Museum.

Wednesday was opening day at Wilson Brewer Park: Historic Park & Museum.

The Depot hours are Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Wilson Brewer Park: Historic Park & Museums will be celebrating National Train Day on Saturday, May 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Webster City residents Glenn and Marie Cue will be giving a special presentation on telegraphy demonstrations at the Depot Museum. The Cues are former telegraph operators.

The Fort Museum & Frontier Village will have various demonstrators and presenters at their opening weekend this Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 7, from noon to 4 p.m. To stay in the loop with upcoming events at Wilson Brewer Park: Historic Park & Museums and The Fort Museum & Frontier Village, like them on Facebook at:

• Wilson Brewer Park: Historic Park & Museums

• Mulberry Center Church

• The Fort Museum and Frontier Village

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