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Museum receives NSDAR Grant
COURTESY PHOTO This quilt is believed to have been made by the ladies of Eureka Methodist Church or community, three miles south and two miles east of Stafford. It was donated by Waive Smith in 1997. She believed the quilt to be from the Herman and Stella (Warnock) Livingston estate. The Eureka Church closed in 1967, and the congregation joined First Methodist Church in Stafford.

In July 2020, the Stafford County Historical Society received a Historical Preservation Grant from the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). These grants provide financial support for local community projects that preserve historic resources, sites, and other history-related projects. 

The Stafford County Museum recently purchased 10 racks to add to the existing quilt exhibit. Volunteers are working on installing them. 

The NSDAR grant was used to purchase clips to hang quilts on those additional racks. Kanza Chapter DAR member Barbara Grimmett helped orchestrate the grant and she noted this is the first NSDAR Historical Preservation Grant awarded to a Kansas chapter. 

The NSDAR was founded in 1890 as a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. It is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States’ efforts towards independence.