Kell House to apply for grant after meeting fundraising goal

Kell House to apply for grant after meeting fundraising goal

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - The Kell House has announced they have reached their $3K goal needed to apply for grants to help with the restoration of the historic house.

Over 100 years of history wander the rooms of the Kell House. The roots of the city of Wichita Falls were planned in it’s library, the dreams of what it could become were envisioned around it’s dining room table. But time has taken a toll on this grand lady.

As the only surviving home of any of Wichita Falls founders, the Kell House maintains local, state, and national historic designations. The museum’s collections consist primarily of family pieces. Completed in 1909, the home was occupied by the Kell family for 71 years.

Now the Kell House serves as a center for community history.

The group says they have reached a goal of raising $3,000 online through the website crowdrise.com and their A Community Thrives campaign.

Crowd rise will now select 16 qualifying entries who will each receive a grant between $25,000 and $100,000.

Grant winners are expected to be announced in June.

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