In 1992, the museum suffered a great tragedy when a fire destroyed the building and the museum’s historical artifacts that were within it. The museum was eventually rebuilt, but continued to suffer operational and personnel issues.
“Friends of the Runge Museum have been hard at work in getting closer to a grand reopening in the not too distant future,” said Mary Beth Morgan, Vice President of the Runge Museum Association.
Fundraisers and other events were discussed at the meeting. The upcoming fundraiser will be a chicken barbecue plate sale planned for May 11. The to-go plates will be served at the museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 11, at the cost of $8 per plate. Pre-sale tickets can be bought from museum members and are also available at the Runge Veterinary Clinic (located across the street from the museum at 211 Helena Street).
For more information about the Runge Museum, please call 830-239-4709.