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A Vision for Monroe

The Monroe County Historical Society will be forever grateful to
Mr. Knabush and Mr. Shoemaker for their extraordinary generosity.

They had a vision for Monroe County that, with hard work, led to what is today considered a legacy. Had the Society not received their heartfelt monetary gifts, we would not have been able to accomplish the many tasks brought to completion since 1938. 


With the support of Mr. Knabush and Mr. Shoemaker, we formulated a mission that has remained steadfast for nearly a century: to preserve, promote and perpetuate Monroe County's historical, cultural and ecological assets. We have put substance to this mission by celebrating the sites and people whose threads help weave our community's colorful tapestry.


Would Mr. Knabush and Mr. Shoemaker be pleased with the strides we have made since their early support? We think so.


They were, of course, not the only citizens of Monroe to contribute to our efforts - in fact, it is our wish to thank the many families, friends, corporations, and local companies who have donated to the Society throughout the years. Your philanthropy helps instill pride in the hearts of all who call Monroe home. 

How can we ever say THANK YOU!!

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