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Historical society in Rutland planning fundraiser

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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - The historical society in the Vermont city of Rutland is planning to launch its first fundraising drive in two decades.

The Rutland Historical Society has been getting by on memberships, sponsorships, grants, city support and other means. But curator James Davidson tells the Rutland Herald that membership is declining and expenses are mounting.

The historical society has no paid staff, but maintains a website and undertakes projects such as the recent digitization of city reports and Rutland High School yearbooks. Digitization of Mount St. Joseph Academy yearbooks is underway.

Davidson said membership is about 500.

He said the society's home needs some repairs. The organization has occupied the former fire station on Center Street for more than 25 years.

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