The Kasilof Regional Historical Association is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. Over the past 16 years they have gradually created a museum and historic cabin park to preserve and celebrate the exceptional local history of this coastal area. Their exhibits include artifacts and interpretation of the first salmon cannery in southcentral Alaska (1882), the first big game guiding (1898) in Alaska and a fox farming boom during the 1920s and 1930s.
They have a museum and historic cabin park in Kasilof with a collection of a dozen rescued structures dating from 1898 through 1957. Their organization's small size and small budget has limited the time they can staff the museum for visitors. To compensate, they have designed the cabin park to be accessible, interesting and instructive even when the museum is not officially open. They've had up to 800 visitors a year sign their guest book during open hours and many more have enjoyed the park.
They are planning to construct a nature trail at the museum property with dedicated donations as a memorial to a previous devoted volunteer and Board member. Both the trail and the park would be greatly enhanced by benches for resting and contemplation. The intent is to engrave the benches with the memorial along with the Kenai River Soldotna Rotary name. Rotary volunteers would help with the trail and bench placement preparation during the summer of 2019. They haven't had the resources to do much beyond preservation and interpretation projects so a grant dedicated to the comfort and enjoyment of their visitors would be wonderful.
Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)
We are planning for 2 benches @ $700.00 ea for a total of $1400.