Ag Museum seeks donations for rebuilding - - Jackson, MS

Ag Museum seeks donations for rebuilding

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Agriculture and Forestry Museum Executive Director Lise Foy says the nickel and chrome plating melted off many of the instruments from the veterinary infirmary. The infirmary was one of three buildings destroyed in the November 13 fire.  But the historical instruments are largely in good shape. 

Artifacts are being counted and inspected as clean-up continues. Fund raising efforts continue as well. 

"We do need support to help meet that deductible that's not covered by insurance, as well as future renovations and upgrades and things that were already being planned," Foy said. 

Close to $12 million in upgrades were in the works. So far the museum has raised about $15,000 through efforts big and small. Ashland Clark is just $400 short of the $2,000 he wanted to raise for new harnesses for the mules. 

Clark had his 10th birthday party at the museum on Tuesday. 

"The surrey that was saved from the fire has been completely restored and we were able to give him a ride in the surrey yesterday. That was very special," Foy tells us.  

The Stinky Feet athletics shop in Flowood is also planning a fund raiser. It will be a virtual walk, run, or ride between December 16 and 31. 

"If you want to walk around your block, take your family, sign up and walk around your block, donate, anything from $5 up, we'll take any amount of donations," says Beth Reed-Richardson, Stinky Feet Director of Operations. 

Click here for more information on the Stinky Feet fund raiser. 

Click here for more information on donating directly to the Museum. 

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