The Museum of Us will be so pretty now that we have been awarded a grant to spruce up the outside of the building. This includes new signage designed by Tony Cooper at The Sign Shop. The sign will be above the new red matching doors at the front of the building. People will know we are here now. We'll also have new paint and other exterior improvements.
This building was erected in 1849 as the original Methodist Church. It has been used by three other congregations since and was even a furniture store for a short time way back in the late 1870s. It is one of the oldest and most historically important buildings in town having been the site of the first discussions on starting a seminary. That 1857 seminary evolved into Mansfield University.
To take full advantage of this opportunity we need $5000 in donations to match the $5000 from the grant. This is not only an enhancement for us, but also for Mansfield's Main Street. When the buildings look good, the town looks good.
Please consider contributing to make our facelift possible.
Checks can be mailed to:
The History Center on Main Street
83 North Main Street, Mansfield PA 16933
Or you can donate via PayPal or Credit Card from the button below
We also need volunteers to help with the work. Scraping paint builds muscle. Call us at 570-250-9829 to volunteer.
We are a 501c3 corporation, so donations are tax deductible and we will send you a receipt.