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Pledge to Boone County Historical Society

Celebrating more than 75 years, Fareway proudly supports the Historical Society’s New Exhibit Campaign.

September 1, 2015 – Fareway Stores, Inc. pledges $50,000 in a challenge grant to benefit the Boone County Historical Society. The commitment, made in honor of Boone celebrating its Sesquicentennial, sets a firm foundation for the Historical Society’s $250,000 new permanent exhibition program campaign. Fareway will match individual, business or foundation donations dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.

“We are proud to be contributing to the Historical Society’s new exhibit campaign,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds Cramer. “Our first store opened in Boone in 1938, and we are committed to making the history of Boone County an educational experience for generations to come.”

There is rich history to celebrate in Boone County. The City of Boone celebrates its Sesquicentennial this year, Fareway recently celebrated 75 years and the Historical Society celebrates 50 years.

The Historical Society’s current exhibition, Boone in the 20th Century, has been treasured by generations of citizens and visitors alike, especially the tens of thousands of school children the Society has served over the years.

The past success of the exhibitions, contained in the Society’s main floor of galleries, calls for the need to bring them up-to-date with new state-of-the-art design installations, conservation methods to further assure the future of the collections, and educational programs advancing new education standards within the museum profession and the state education mandates. The Society’s exhibition plan is built on years of teaching success and this campaign will allow the Society to re-envision and renovate the space to include improved interpretation of stories and artifacts reflecting the domestic, industrial, social and overall cultural heritage of Boone County.

“This extraordinary act of generosity moves us years ahead in terms of our possible impact on the community. Not only in driving tourism and economic development, but in increasing the quality of life in Boone and our abilities to serve as an even greater educational tool,” said Historical Society Executive Director Pamela Schwartz.

For more information about this campaign or to donate please contact the Boone County Historical Society, 602 Story Street, 515-432-1907,, or visit 

The Boone County Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and interpret the fascinating history of Boone County for the education and inspiration of the public. The Historical Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and also by appointment.

Pictured at the check presentation are, left to right:

Front row: Emily Toribio - Corp Outreach & Communications Coordinator; Roxanne Kanne-Roush - VP -Training & Development; Janet Tait -BCHS Volunteer; Pam Schwartz - BCHS Executive Director; Reynolds Cramer - Fareway CEO.

Back row: Craig Shepley - Chief Financial Officer; Pat Hagan - SVP- Finance & Treasurer; Fred Greiner - President & COO; Scott Beckwith - CAO; Garrett Piklapp - VP, Secretary & General Counsel.

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