Even the gloomy weather couldn’t stop the final Heritage Day of 2022 from having some bright spots, as the Jonathan Clark House Museum accepted a $5,000 grant from the Mequon-Thiensville Community Foundation.
Held at the historic museum located at the corner of Bonniwell and North Cedarburg roads on Saturday, Aug. 20, the last Heritage Day wasn’t just all about the fun games and activities, as the JCH had the honor of formally accepting the grant that was awarded to them this past April as part of the MTCF’s Exterior House Preservation Project. The grant award helps the JCH to preserve the exterior of the historic 1848 home, according to a JCH press release.
“The happiness and joy in sharing our community heritage and mutual support was reflected in the spirit of accepting this award, and further deepened the meaning of celebrating and participating in the day’s event, Heritage Day,” according to the event press release.
The MTCF was represented by former president and current Vice President James Button, who presented the award to JCH representatives and young historians Kate and Kolby Zellmann, and Matthew Seiberlich. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that has been providing grants to the city’s various facilities, institutions and services since 1999, according to their website.
With the support from the MTCF, the JCH is able to give back to enrich Young Historians in the community with fun events like Heritage Days and more educational fun for 2022-23.
Originally published the Ozaukee County News Graphic, 08.30.2022.