PINEVILLE, Missouri — Walmart officials joined officials from the McDonald County Historical Society, Eastern Commissioner Jamie Cope, Missouri State Rep. Dirk Deaton and R-Noel at the historic courthouse and museum in Pineville, I presented a check for $10,000. Macdonald County Historical Society.
Walmart’s support for the Historical Society was recognized. It was also noted that there are many Walmart associates who regularly volunteer at the museum.
Walmart’s donation was made towards the Historical Society’s “Make the Match” campaign. The campaign comes after helping Deaton secure grants in the state budget to support historic preservation efforts, including improvements to Pineville’s historic McDonald County Courthouse, which now serves as a museum. , launched by the Historical Society in early 2022.
A $100,000 state grant is now available as part of a pandemic-related relief bill. The historical society has suffered from the pandemic in many ways, officials said, but perhaps it’s none other than his failure to hold its annual fundraising banquet for the second year in a row in 2020 and 2021. . Officials say it’s not just leaking windows, warped doors and collapsed sidewalks.
State grants require matching funds and this is the reason for the “Make the Match” campaign.
For more information about the McDonald County Historical Society and the “Make the Match” campaign, visit https://mcdonaldcountyhistory.org/.