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Lake County Historical Society Hosting Virtual Concert

The Lake County Historical Society is hosting a virtual concert to help kick off fundraising. The Lake County Historical Society is hosting a virtual concert to help kick off fundraising. |  Photo: WDIO

Created: May 12, 2020 12:09 PM

The Lake County Historical Society  is seeking financial donations to maintain operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And to help encourage you to donate, you're invited to a virtual concert on Wednesday evening.

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Like many other businesses and nonprofits LCHS has not been immune to the financial problems caused by the pandemic. On March 16th all historic sites and the Lighthouse B & B managed by LCHS were closed, eliminating the majority of income. 

“We are doing the best we can to limit expenditures, and at the same time keep our mission moving forward. Our predecessors have endured many challenges throughout our 95 year existence, and we as stewards of these historic landmarks are committed to guiding the society through this current challenge.” Stated Samuel J. Gangi Board President “Financially we run a very lean organization but with the timing of the closure we have lost revenue during our most vulnerable time of year, it was about the worst time possible to shut down operations.” 

To kick off the fundraising effort LCHS is hosting a Facebook Live Concert on May 13 at 7pm with North Shore musician John Cron. 

They are also asking the public to share their pandemic experiences with them. Write a letter, keep a journal, take a picture or create artwork about how you and your family are dealing with the pandemic. Items will be collected and preserved for future generations to know how we handled this historic event.

https://www.facebook.com/LakeCountyHS/

http://https://www.givemn.org/story/U0088g

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