Sarah Mooney holds rummage sale at Lemoore Depot for needed improvements

The historic Sarah Mooney Museum
The historic Sarah Mooney Museum
Photo Contributed by Lynda Lahodny

The beautiful Sarah Mooney Museum has housed and shared the early history of our area for the past 42 years.  In 1973, Sarah’s oldest granddaughter and her husband, Marie and Buzz Blakely, donated the property at 542 West D Street to the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce to be kept as a Museum in honor of Sarah Mooney.

The Museum is operated and maintained by a Board of Directors and privately funded by donations from the community members. 

The current Board of Directors recently adopted a 5-year plan to expand the scope and accessibility of the Museum, its outbuildings, and beautiful tree-shaded grounds.  In addition to being open for docent-led tours every Sunday between noon and 3 p.m., field trips, and special events, plans call for creation of a venue which could be rented for public and private events.  As a first step, the Board is working with a local architect to produce plans which will be utilized to acquire construction bids.    

Meanwhile, Board members are kicking off a capital campaign on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lemoore Depot at 300 E Street with an indoor Rummage Sale, Show and Shine Car Show, vendors, entertainment, and food.   

Attendees will have the first opportunity to place orders for engraved bricks to be incorporated into the new landscape.  The indoor Rummage Sale will happen rain or shine; however, with the unpredictable weekend weather conditions, outdoor events will be weather dependent. 

If you have any donations of any household items (no clothing) for the Rummage Sale, please call Lynda at 381-3844 to schedule pick-up or drop-off of your donation items before May 7.  If you are interested in renting an outdoor vendor spot, money will be refunded if weather conditions do not allow for outdoor activities.  

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