Small community in central Minnesota is looking at ways to help restore the towns history. The Sacred Heart Historical Society and community are working together to restore the 1913 hotel building. The building has been vacant for years but it still offers wonderful historic attributes.
Tom Cherveny reporter for West Central Tribune took the opportunity to speak with Marilyn Agre, properties director and hotel manager, and Sonja Thune, curator, both with the Sacred Heart Historical Association.
The Sacred Heart Historical Society came to its rescue, and is again. The nonprofit group recently learned that it will be awarded a $7,600 Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage grant from the Minnesota Historical Society.
The local association has put together a task force and recruited volunteers as part of its effort to preserve the building. They have already devoted weekend hours to cleaning up its interior. They are planning a larger-scale restoration and cleanup project using equipment and volunteers in coming weeks, according to the two. Selet here to find out more about the Sacred Heart Historic Hotel
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