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Mason City’s MacNider Museum receives $50,000 gift from late Margaret MacNider


This news story was published on November 21, 2018.
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MacNider Art Museum

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generous gift of $50,000 from Margaret MacNider, who died on September 19, 2018. In addition to this bequest, the Museum received several gifts in her memory.

Margaret MacNider was a dynamic individual who believed deeply in the mission of the MacNider Museum. Her volunteerism took on many forms over the years – from Board of Trustee member to volunteer for the decorating for the annual Holiday Open House. Margaret understood the Museum’s importance to the North Iowa community and the need for funding its future. The very origin, growth and success of the museum which proudly bears her family’s its name would not have been possible without the vision and generosity of the MacNider Family.

The MacNider Art Museum Foundation is a private 501c3 agency whose sole purpose is to support the operations of the Charles H. MacNider Museum. The Museum receives approximately one-half of it’s funding from the City of Mason City, and must find other funding sources such as grants, donations, memberships, classes, and its foundation for the remainder. Inspired by the example of the MacNiders, and in tribute to Margaret, the Foundation will continue to provide critical support to the Museum for the great work that lies before us.

The Museum is free and open to the public Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. It is located at 303 2nd Street SE, Mason City, Iowa.

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2 Responses to Mason City’s MacNider Museum receives $50,000 gift from late Margaret MacNider

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    Ruth Lickteig Reply Report comment

    September 30, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I just spent 2 days at your Museum with the Quilt group, and had a wonderful time. I want to let you know how much I appreciated the girls from your organization who were there to help us in anyway we may have needed help.I really appreciated how kind they were and generous with their time to help us. So THANK them please. I will take another class with you all when something comes along that calls me.

    Ruth Lickteig

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    September 30, 2019 at 4:53 pm

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