The Eagle River Historical Society has received a challenge donation of $1,000 toward the lighting for its new museum, but the anonymous donor has specified that matching donations must be received by March 26.
In response to this challenge, another donor offered an additional $1,000 to match by April 15, but only if the first $1,000 is met. As of Monday morning, $250 had already been pledged.
Lighting is one of the highest-cost items in the construction and critical to the display area, according to society Vice President Karen Sailer.
“Artifacts require museum-quality lighting in