Amboy museum to host shred day for residents with large group sale as well


Waste connections will supply the shred truck and donations go to the museum general fund

AMBOY — On Sat., Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Shred Truck from Waste Connections will be at the North Clark Historical Museum to shred your documents.  

You can watch your documents being shredded and assistance will be provided. Social distancing will be practiced throughout the day. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the museum, with donations welcomed to offset the cost of the shred truck.   

The old white church in Amboy now serves as a museum and central gathering place for the community. Photo by Mike Schultz
The old white church in Amboy now serves as a museum and central gathering place for the community. Photo by Mike Schultz

Bring your old documents, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, paperback books, & file folders, but please do not bring any three-ring binders, garbage, styrofoam,  x-rays, photos and negatives, or pens.

Starting the day before on Fri., Sept. 25 and going through Sat., Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum will be holding a sale in the parking lot. Volunteers will be wearing masks, and this also will be a fundraiser for the museum with proceeds going into the general fund.

Household goods, used books, stuffed toys, Christmas cards and greeting cards are just a few of the many items that will be available. There will also be a raffle for a ‘Stars and Stripes Quilt,’ handmade by a local seamstress. The proceeds from the raffle tickets will go into the capital improvements fund for maintenance and upkeep of the 110-year-old building.

The United Brethren Ladies Cookbook will also be available to purchase. This cookbook has been reprinted from the original to commemorate the 110th Anniversary of the United Brethren Church building.  It has many recipes from early residents and poems, as well as other information. Proceeds from the cookbooks will also go into the general fund.

A handmade quilt, much like this one seen here, will be raffled off this weekend. Photo by Mike Schultz
A handmade quilt, much like this one seen here, will be raffled off this weekend. Photo by Mike Schultz

The North Clark Historical Museum was founded in 1988 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a board of directors. The doors first opened in June of 2000 with the mission statement, “To preserve North Clark County’s natural and cultural history through collections and exhibits, and to sponsor educational programs and research opportunities for the enrichment of the public.”

The museum is also looking for volunteers that would want to keep up the outdoor grounds, do research onsite or at home, implement new technology, set up the machine shop, and organize and clean the church. All board members and volunteers wear masks during interactions, and the large facility allows for good physical distancing during small tours, according to a board member. 

For more information on the museum and to learn more about the stories of people there, watch our video tour below or visit their Facebook page, which will have website details soon.

To get in touch with the museum staff, you can give them a call at (360) 247-5800.

North Clark Historical Museum contributed to this report.

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