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Savanna Historical Society, NFP

Contact Board or Officers
Grant Writing & Fund Raising News
Calendar of Events
News about the Savanna Historical Society
Building Renovation Photo Gallery
Vision and Founding
The Century: Journal of the Savanna Historical Society, NFP/Sponsor a Building Project
Membership, Contributions and Annual Membership Meeting
Museum Collections
Steve Stevens Orchestra Project


Select the poster to view details about this program at the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center on Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m. July 1 thru September 2, 2011.

This winter, 2008-2009, Keith Brown, Mike Ritchie, Don Nolte, Bud Wilt and others renovated two collection rooms on the 2nd floor of the Savanna Historical Society Museum.  The work includes new ceilings, walls, 6 inches of insulation, electrical, audio and heating systems.
The larger collection room, approximately 27 x 80 feet, was renovated to house an H.O. scale model railroad of the BN & Milwaukee Yards.  The model railroad will measure 18 x 48 feet, modeling the two Savanna Yards as they were circa 1950.  The railroad collection room will be decorated with much Savanna railroad memorabilia and history.
The second collection room renovated this winter was the Wayne King Collection Room.  it measures 21 x 25 feet and will house an impressive collection of Savanna's Wayne King and His Orchestra history plus dozens of other dance band history from Savanna and the Dubuque to Davenport corridor along the Mississippi River.
SELECT BUILDING RENOVATION PHOTO GALLERY from the Menu to view photos of the renovation of these two collection rooms.
SELECT NEWS ABOUT THE SAVANNA HISTORICAL SOCIETY to read the news as it appeared in area newspapers.

Beginning 3rd floor Civil War Collection Room March 3, 2009; skilled volunteer builders need funds