The Savanna Historical Society recently received a $1,000 donation in memory of the late P. J. Broderick. His wife, Kathryn, specified the memorials, given in memory of P. J., be used toward financing a new elevator at the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center.
The Society has created a fund specifically for donors to “give the museum a lift,” using designated contributions toward the purchase of a new elevator. At this time, the museum is not open to the public because there is no public access to the second and third floors.
P. J. Broderick, a veteran of WWII, and his family moved to Carroll County in the 1950s. Along with farming, he began several business ventures and served on many boards and committees in the area. As a well-known businessman, he was a strong advocate of the area, always interested in making Savanna a better community.
Since the organization of the Savanna Historical Society, the Broderick’s have shown their interest and continued support and have helped preserve Savanna’s history. The Savanna Historical Society is most grateful to the Broderick family for their support.
The SHS continues to work toward completing renovation of the building as funds are made available.