Held in April each year, this unique fundraiser was started with the premise that “small gifts can make a BIG difference." Originated by former museum administrator and Daisy Unit Garden Club member Leta Smith, the event was styled like a wedding shower, with the public bringing the museum much-needed items like postage stamps or paper towels. Monetary donations are directed toward a specific project each year.
This year's shower will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 11 to 1 at the museum - 524 S. Wewoka Ave. in Wewoka.
For 2017, projects include the purchase and installation of a new state-of-the-art camera system and the renovation of our small kitchen space. The high-definition and infrared cameras will help secure the many thousands of artifacts and artworks in the museum's collection, while the improved kitchen space will allow us to serve the public and our staff better.
Past April Shower projects have included the purchase of a zero-turn lawnmower, landscaping of the museum's exterior, exhibit renovations, new HVAC and lighting systems, and new billboards on Interstate 40.
The 2016 event raised over $17,000 worth of goods, supplies and contributions in support of the museum's mission.
For more information about the Daisy Garden Club's April Shower, or for a list of much-needed items, please see the PDF document below.