State Senator Jim Holperin toured the Merrill Historical Society’s current facility at 100 E. Third St. last Wednesday and was briefed on the Society’s capital campaign. The Society announced on June 23 plans to raise $1 million to build the Merrill Heritage & Culture Center as an addition to the society-owned Bethlehem Lutheran Church building.
Holperin indicated that he saw this project as a positive step for Merrill and pledged his support. He was impressed with the preparation work that was done leading up to the capital campaign. Senator Holperin expects to stop by the Merrill Historical Society’s Brickyard Schoolhouse Museum at the Lincoln County Fair on Thursday afternoon.
The plan is to proceed in three stages of construction contingent upon the funds being raised with the first goal of $350,000 by Aug. 15.
Contributions to the capital campaign can be made directly to the Merrill Historical Society, 102 E. Third St., Merrill, WI 54452, or call 715-536-5652.