Roanoke Leader

Readers of The Roanoke Leader got their first glimpse of the new Roanoke Post Office in this 1940 issue.

Randolph County Historical Museum (RCHM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote the historical legacy of Randolph County for future generations.

Every year, our history is being lost and we need a safe repository in order to properly maintain and showcase it. With that in mind, a new board of directors, each representing various municipalities and districts around the county, has assumed the leadership role for the RCHM. In a short amount of time, this new board has made vigorous efforts to save the historic structure, which has fallen into a terrible state of disrepair. We have secured a $15,000 grant from the Alabama Historical Commission to allow us to begin the studies on what it will take to restore the building. However, we need more funds to complete the renovations and restoration of this important landmark. Saving this building will be an expensive endeavor, and many grants require matching funds. That will of course, require significant fundraising efforts. We have an aggressive plan to open the museum to the public, free of charge, as early as 2023.

As we all know, the year 2020 has brought much change to our world. With change comes opportunity, and the all-new board is excited to take what existed and move the museum forward to be a facility that will educate our community, encourage tourism in the area, and enhance the rich cultural heritage of our people, places and stories in Randolph County.

Will you help us by making a donation to our revitalization efforts? The address is: Randolph County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 431, Roanoke, AL 36274 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact board President Dana Chandler or Vice President Merredith Sears. All donations will go toward the museum, with our intent to make the Randolph County Historical Museum a source of pride for Randolph County.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

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