The good news is that we have received word that a grant from the State Historical Preservation Fund, to finish work on the museum, has been awarded to the Lyons Redstone Museum. The money from the grant will cover: pointing the sandstone with the rounded antique tool, painting the exterior panels on the upper story, and painting and renovating the fire escape. The total cost of the project is $71,197 (grant of $54,248, plus a cash match of $18,049).We thank you all for sending the letters of support. I am sure it helped! Now we have to raise the matching funds of $18,049. But, I am happy to report the Town of Lyons
and the St. Vrain Valley School District have pledged $5000 each, leaving us $8,049 to raise. We will be conducting a mass mail campaign, as well as a benefit dinner with a silent auction and more. With everyone’s help, we can do it! All donations are greatly appreciated! They can be sent to Lyons Redstone Museum, Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540. Again, thanks to all.
LaVern M. Johnson,
President, Lyons Historical Society,