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Capital Improvement Fund

Help build the Garrison School Cultural Center

We need your help. The Capital Improvement Campaign for Garrison School is a collaborative effort between the Clay County African American Legacy Inc. and custom home builder, Dobbe Dobberstine, who volunteered to lead in developing the historic school into a cultural arts center and tourist attraction. Also, included among the volunteers were Jeff Price, J. Price Architecture, who provided exterior construction drawings, and Patty Banks, VIREO, who provided drawings of the landscape.

We need your help

The interior and exterior renovations for Garrison School will provide a facility that is a work of art within itself for community use, viewing, touring, and cultural and educational programming for Liberty residents:

  • A renovated Assembly Room to host theatrical productions, business meetings, teacher training and , cultural, educational and social programs.
  • An upgraded kitchen with commercial grade appliances, double sink, and new floor covering.

Goals for the Garrison School Cultural Center

  • Create an art gallery to display local, regional, and national artist works and exhibits.
  • Continue educational programs for youth in Liberty and other local school districts.
  • Host cultural events, annual programs, theatrical productions and celebrations such as Juneteenth, Kwanzaa, Black History Month and Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday.
  • Host community activities: seminars, workshops, guest lectures and study groups.
  • Host social events: class reunions, luncheons, family reunions, wedding receptions, parties and special programs.

   

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Clay County African American Legacy, Inc.
502 N. Water St. |  Liberty, MO  64068
Phone: 816-781-7918 |  Email:
robinsonc@william.jewell.edu


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