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Haigler Community Foundation

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Haigler Community Foundation is now in its 5th year of operation. Initiated to purchase and save the closed elementary school and historic 1936 gymnasium in this small southwestern village of 150 people, the Foundation is a success story of what volunteers can do to keep a small farming and ranching community alive and well. The closed elementary school & gymnasium is now the Cornerstone Center for Community Service--a major event center for the tri-state area of Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas. Thanks to the financial and volunteer support of many, the Foundation also owns and operates 3 Haigler museums; i.e. The Country Schoolhouse Museum, the Haigler Cornerstone Museum, and the Conoco Station Museum. In addition to these facilities, a house was donated to the Foundation with future hopes of becoming a Center for the Arts here in southwest Nebraska. Renovation of this house and the Conoco Station continue as donations allow. No salaries are paid to any individuals. Directors, board members, and advisory council all serve on a volunteer basis. Any and all financial donations are most appreciated and continue to work for keeping this small community in southwest Nebraska alive and well.

Donor

Rating: 5

What a great idea to restore the Conoco Station! I can't wait to "go home" and see it!