We are asking your your help!!!!
We are the Historical & Preservation Society of the Greater Shickshinny area better known as the Shickshinny Historical Society. We are a 501 C3 organization and along with the Shickshinny Business Association and hold the mortage and responsibility of the FLT building and all its expenses. Our building is located on North Main Street in Shickshinny, PA. This building was destined to be a parking lot but we could not let that happen. We have made it our mission to restore the building for the use of the public and community.
While it may just look like any other brick building on the outside, inside there are a lot of treasures. Within it's rooms are a museum which holds all of the donated memorabilia and collections of Shickshinny and surrounding areas as well as a upstairs community area. Thanks to a gaming grant the upstairs is in the process of being remodeled and restored. It is planned to become a space where meetings, classes, and other types of gatherings can take place.
Up until this year we have always been able to support ourselves through fundraisers, donations and the generosity of the public. Every year we held 2 fundraising dinners, better known as “The Best Turkey Dinner in Town" which were always well received by the public and became a huge success. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we no longer have access to the dinner venue and are no longer able to hold this fundraiser.
We were fortunate to have a business on the rental side of the building to help pay the mortage until the unfortunate events of 2020. Due to the pandemic, the business has closed and we are without this money for the mortage payments. UPDATE: We have a new renter!!! It is called His & Hers...it is a quaint coffee shop...with homemade pastries.
Donations and contributions are needed to help us keep this building and all that it has and will contribute to the area. Until this pandemic is over and things go back to normal we are in a bind and need your help
We appreciate any level of support you can give from donations of any size. Please know that all donations are tax deductible. We are forever grateful for your support.