Annual Mural projects
The Butternut Area Historical Museum is primarily funded through private donations. Half its funding comes from visitor donations, Friends of the Museum memberships, and annual fundraising events. The other half comes from ongoing mural projects organized by local muralit, Kelly Meredith.
The current project is entitiled Every Life Tells a Story and features the men and women who build the Butternut Community. The work consists of larger-than-life depictions of area residents accompanied by hand written narratives of their lives as a background. Individuals may sponsor a current or former Butternut area citizent they felt made a significant difference in the area. Meredith donates her labor for the piece, so sponsorship fees go directly to the support of the museum. There are still a few spaces remaining for portrait sponsorship. See application form for details.
In addition to portrait sales, the project also features a border of plaques which also honor area residents by listing their names and claims to fame. There are still hundereds of plaque spaces available for purchase. Again, all proceeds go directly to the support of the museum. See application form for details.
A Vetereans' mural is slated as the fundraiser for 2014-2015. Details will be posted on this site in January 2014.
Portrait Sponsorship Application