The Richland Heritage Museum Foundation was organized in April 1984, as the result of caring and dedicated citizens. Among the Foundation’s purposes, as set forth in the articles of incorporation, are:
Membership in the Foundation is open to any person or organization that is interested in the purpose of the Foundation, and makes an annual contribution to the foundation in the amount designated by the board of directors.
The Foundation was given a major boost when the late Mrs. Evelyn Cochran of Passport, Illinois, declared that, if a historical museum was organized in Olney, she would will her 98-acre farm and the income prduced by the farm would be placed in a fund for maintaining the museum. With this solid footing in place, the early leaders realized it presented an opportunity and a challenge that surely could be accomplished with the positive thinking of the people of the community.
The Foundation was incorporated in April 1985, and tax-exempt status was acquired. As other anonymous donations began to come in, the citizens of Richland County would realize they had the resources to acquire a historical museum that everyone could enjoy – especially the area’s youth.
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