Museums are known as the home to artifacts, the ultimate place to display items, photographs and history. The Wheels Across the Prairie Heritage Center is no different, but there are certain very important items that are being stored, out of sight to visitors.
That’s why about three years ago, the decision was made to add a Veterans’ Building to Center’s landscape, and Tracy’s only museum is making serious headway on its mission to create a place to showcase local veterans and their service.
The museum recently accepted a $3,000 donation for a planned 20-by-40 foot structure that will serve as a new home to photos and information pertaining to past wars and those who served in them. The total estimated cost of the new building is $59,725 ($32,435 for materials and $27,290 for labor). The $3,000 will be added to a $25,000 matching from the Johnston family in memory of Gordon and Bettie Johnston. As of Oct. 31, the Center has raised $19,518 for the military building (not counting the matching funds).
See more in this week’s paper!