The Rudd Historical Society appears to be on track to finally rebuild their museum space that was heavily damaged by a derecho tornado in December of 2021.
In a Facebook post, the Rudd Iowa Historical Society says, “Construction on a new museum building is to begin as soon as weather permits in the spring. The estimate of rebuilding came in at $75,000 more than the Historical Society has available at this time, but grants can be written now because the cost of rebuilding is finally known.”
The post adds that the new building will be constructed on the cement pad that remains where the former building sat. The new building will be smaller than the museum was before the tornado, but a lot was lost that was in the old church portion of the museum.
Plans for the rebuild are to be presented and discussed during the annual meeting of the Rudd Historical Society, scheduled for 3 pm Sunday, January 29th, at 400 Chickasaw Street in Rudd.
Donations towards the rebuilding to bring down the $75,000 still needed, can be sent to the Rudd Historical Society, P. O. Box 282, Rudd, IA 50471.
More information is available on the Rudd Iowa Historical Society Facebook page.