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The project to move an area schoolhouse to Neligh has had an explosive start thanks to a generous donation.
Gloria Christiansen, one of the people that are a part of the schoolhouse relocation project, and her husband Brian donated $10,000 towards the schoolhouse project.
Christiansen, along with Jeri Anderson, received approval to have the schoolhouse moved into Neligh from the Antelope County Commissioners last week. The schoolhouse currently resides south of Clearwater and will be placed across from the Antelope County Museum along Highway 275.
Once moved, the schoolhouse will be renovated to look as close as possible to its original look. Inside, the building will be set up like it would have been when in use, with additional exhibits showcasing the history of schools like it in Antelope County and Nebraska. The exhibit will be open to the public, and visitors will be able to tour it during regular business hours.
However, before the project can begin, the Schoolhouse Committee has to cover $40,000. Questions about how to donate are to be directed to Jeri Anderson at 402-929-0224.