Elkhorn Valley Museum

What was contributed? The Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk was the recipient of a preservation grant.

When? June

How did the contribution come about? The North Fork Questers Chapter of the National Questers Organization awarded the grant, which will fund several structural repairs to the Dederman Cabin. The Dederman Cabin, named for its builder and original inhabitant Frederick Dederman, is the oldest building in Norfolk, constructed during the area’s first wave of German settlers in the late 1860s. Now part of the Elkhorn Valley Museum collection, the museum seeks to preserve the structure, and the local Questers feel just as passionately about that endeavor. Secretary Peg Timmer-Kathol spearheaded the grant effort, ensuring that Norfolk receive the necessary funds to care for its oldest building.

Who is pictured? North Fork Questers President Karen Gray (from left), Elkhorn Valley Museum Director JoBeth Cox and secretary Peg Timmer-Kathol.