Booth Society receives $1,000 donation for Von Bayer Museum renovation project

Pictured from left are April Gregory, curator at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives; Karen Holzer, executive director of Booth Society, Inc.; Charles W. Nicholas, Master, Spearfish Lodge; and Clare Armstrong, treasurer, Spearfish Lodge. Courtesy photo

SPEARFISH — In action taken on July 29, Charles W. Nicholas, Master, presented Karen Holzer, executive director of the Booth Society, Inc., with a check for $1,000 from Spearfish Lodge #18 FA&AM and the South Dakota Masonic Charities matching grant program for renovation at the Von Bayer Museum program located at the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives.

The South Dakota Masonic Charities administers the program, which allows local lodges to donate money to improve the community.

Spearfish Lodge #18 AF&AM has been a part of the Spearfish Community dating back to 1881.  Many times the Masonic fraternity has contributed to the local community projects, including blood drives, student scholarships, and chamber functions.

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