Ribbon cutting for museum porch project scheduled Sunday

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CLINTON — The public is invited to attend an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at the C.H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum (219 E. Woodlawn in Clinton, Illinois) on  Sunday, December 12, from 2-5 p.m. in celebration of the success of the “Buy-A-Board” porch project. 

     Launched in 2016, the DeWitt County Museum Association’s “Buy-A-Board” campaign solicited funds to repair and restore the museum’s front porch.  The project was completed this year. All who donated to the porch fund, as well as DCMA members, and the general public, are invited to attend the celebration.  An assortment of wines, punch, cheese, and crackers will be served during the event.  The ribbon cutting will take place at 2:30pm.

“So many generous people – DCMA members, local businesses, museum and festival visitors from afar, DeWitt County residents, and those who have not lived in DeWitt County for decades but still cherish their DeWitt County family roots – contributed to the project.  We are very grateful to all for their contributions and for their support of the museum,”  Long said.

      DCMA Board of Directors President Kelbey McMath also expressed his gratitude.

“We are so appreciative for the community’s support in helping us with our porch renovation project.  Without the support of the community, this project would not have been possible.  We look forward to welcoming those who contributed to our open house,” McMath said.

     The museum will be closed to tours and shopping on that date.  Regular hours (Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 1-5 on Sundays) will resume the following Tuesday until December 31.