The Linneus Historical Museum Association was recently informed by the Missouri Humanities Council that the association has received a grant in the amount of $1,824.84, for their new project, Reaching Out to Linn County.
The Linneus Historical Museum Association was recently informed by the Missouri Humanities Council that the association has received a grant in the amount of $1,824.84, for their new project, Reaching Out to Linn County. MHC is the only statewide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. The goal of Reaching Out to Linn County is to involve the Linn County community in support of the preservation and renovation of the Linn County Jail and sheriff’s residence for future generations to enjoy as a museum and community center, according to Connie Turner, president of the Linneus Historical Museum Association. “One way to do this is by encouraging students to learn more about local history,” Turner said. The grant will pay for copies of the Linneus Historical Museum Association’s 2016 publication, Linn County, Missouri: History & Families and a 2017 book about General John J. Pershing, My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans who Won the Great War, by Andrew Carroll, a New York Times Best-Selling Author. The 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, in which General Pershing figured prominently, will be celebrated nationally and, especially, in Linn County, where Pershing grew up, on Veterans Day 2018. Project manager duties for the grant will be shared by Margaret McQueen and Rev. Sue Lambert, both of Linneus. A public meeting to announce the grant and distribute the books will be held on Monday, Feb. 26, at 7:00 p.m., at the Thorne Center in Linneus. In case of bad weather, the meeting will be held on March 5, at the same time and place.