The Girard History Museum will be hosting its grand re-opening this weekend, however the future of the museum might be in jeopardy.
Up until this point, the museum has been funded by donations from members and board members.
While those funds have been able to help get the museum to this point, to keep their doors open, they are going to need much more.
The organization is now asking for help from Crawford county, but there are some criteria they need to meet before they are secured funding.
Terri Harley, with the museum says, “There’s just a couple of things that we’re not able to meet, but without help to get to that point, we won’t be able to meet. What i’m hoping is some grace to let us have this year to get on our feet, and help us out and just kind of prove ourselves to them and be one of the regular recipients of that money.”
Some of the criteria to secure funding includes regular hours of operation, having bathrooms in the facility and the amount of visitors the museum sees.
The museum will host the re-opening on saturday, May 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Admission to the event is free.
However, visitors can purchase food for $5 to help go towards the museum’s funding.