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Douglas Historical Society finds success with 275th Anniversary Donors Circle

DOUGLAS - The non-profit Douglas Historical Society raised over $11,000 in September with the creation of a multi-level 275th Anniversary Donors Circle that acknowledged the celebration of the town’s 275th Anniversary. It focused on upcoming efforts to preserve and promote the town’s history and the iconic E.N. Jenckes Store Museum located at the corner of Depot and Main Streets in downtown Douglas. 
Over 45 generous donors have contributed to the fundraising effort to date. Among them three donated at the Hiram Walker level (he was born in Douglas!), six at the Axe Mill level and 17 at the 275th Anniversary level. All were recognized on a large donor thank you board outside the Store Museum at Octoberfest. 
“Contributions to our 275th Anniversary Donors Circle will help us undertake much needed repairs to the Store Museum including its painting, porch repair and barn upkeep; develop educational programs that reach more people both through digital tools and through terrific programs at the Store Museum,” Society Vice President Shirley Mosczynski explained. “We want this nearly 190 year old building to be here when the next quarter century anniversary comes around – when Douglas will turn 300 years old!”  
The Society’s fundraising committee has a goal of raising $20,000 before the end of the year. “All funds raised through the Donors Circle will contribute to our ongoing efforts to protect this unique and historic building and to promote the rich history of Douglas,” Laurie Church, President of the Society added.  
Please visit the Store Museum on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm or email [email protected] for more information.