Little Red School House Historical Museum seeks donations for flood damage repair

Donations are being collected to help repair flood damage to Scottsdale's Little Red School House Historical Museum.


Donations are being collected to help repair flood damage to Scottsdale's Little Red School House Historical Museum.

The museum suffered significant damage to its historic archives and memorabilia during flooding in September.

“We have very limited resources," Scottsdale Historical Society board President Steve Randall said in a press release. “We really need the community’s assistance to make the museum useable again and to rescue pieces of our collection that are frankly, not replaceable. They are one-of-a-kind items.”

The donations will be used to fund emergency repairs to the museum and to help salvage portions of the collection that were damaged in the flood.

The flood was caused by a broken water heater that resulted in several inches of water covering the museum basement, which houses the museum’s archive collection.

Due to the flood damage, the museum has been forced to postpone its events for the fall season, including the unveiling of its new website, updated exhibits and its anniversary event.

Donations may be made by at scottsdalehistory.org under the “Join Us Now” link.

The museum is operated by the Scottsdale Historical Society, which works to preserve and interpret the history and cultural heritage of Scottsdale and the Southwest.

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