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Lansing Historical Society at a glance

February 18, 2005

Lansing Historical Society At a Glance:

President: Linda Lockwood

Vice-President: Francis Wayman

Secretary: Verlin Tompkins

Treasurer: Leonard Lockwood

Meetings: The society meets the last Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Feb. 22. Lockwood said she intends to discuss the upcoming Spaghetti Dinner fund-raiser.

Upcoming events:

May 5 (tentatively): Spaghetti Dinner

TBA: Garage Sale

Lansing Daze: The society sponsors the 5-K run

Members: There are 244 members, 188 of whom are lifetime members

Membership dues:

$5: Senior Citizen and Student memberships

$10: Individual memberships

$15: Family memberships

$50: Business or Professional memberships

$100: Lifetime membership

Longer-term plans:

Lansing Historical Society is in the process of planning for a new building.

"We're working on getting information together and writing a grant," Lockwood said. The society is working with Lansing City employee Shanae Randolph to write the grant. The new building would be built behind the current museum to hold prison memorabilia and exhibits. The grant application is due at the end of September 2005. If the group receives the grant, it will be able to start using the money in January 2006.

Museum Location: 115 E. Kansas Avenue

Museum Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Museum is open during the week by appointment only. Contact (913) 351-1887.

The Museum is closed from Thanksgiving weekend until Presidents' Day.


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