The center plays a vital role in the cultural, artistic, and educational life of the Lake Vermilion community.
Dear Friends of the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center,
Mother Nature has put a stop to the outside building progress at our Tower Campus this fall but good progress has been made on our ongoing project. Because much of it is inside the building and underground, that progress is not visible to the passer-by but progress there is.
The major addition to the North is in place and the much anticipated elevator is framed in. The roof on the new addition is also dried in and ready to be connected to the original 135-year-old roof. When the three old layers are removed in the spring, the two roofs will be connected and finished. That roof is our focus for fundraising this year as that project will cost in the neighborhood of $150,000. As we have about one quarter of that in the bank and another half in pledges, our plea before the end of the year is that our community and friends will help fill the balance of much needed funds.
The good news is that the apse or East end is finished on the outside except for the roof. It is beautiful and will be a crown for this historic and acoustically perfect performance venue. Look for the exquisite leaded glass windows to be lit at night. We are reveling in the positive comments which we hear about St. Mary’s Hall finally finding her permanent home. Our motto: “With patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a silken gown.”
Special thanks to Brian Maki, President and CEO of Lakehead Constructors Inc., for his generous donation of $10,000 which brings us closer to our goal. A lifelong Ranger, Brian’s philanthropy is felt in many of our communities.
Please contribute generously at year’s end. Our community is ready and waiting for your gift.
The Board of Directors of the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center
Gifted to the LVCC by the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, we moved the grand old lady on November 1st, 2015, now known as St. Mary’s Hall (see video!), to her new home near the historic center of Tower near the harbor.
She is currently being restored and will be used for a wide variety of cultural and community activities.