Salem Storybook Museum receives Pearce Foundation grant

The Salem Storybook Museum is the recipient of a $6,000 grant from The Pearce Foundation. The presentation was made on behalf of that organization by Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. (Debbie) McCulloch III. “We are so taken by the generosity of The Pearce Foundation. The money has been earmarked for the renovation and restoration of the Victorian house located at the corner of North Lincoln Avenue and Fifth Street. The grant will certainly be put to good use,” said Elaine Rousseau-Kothera, museum treasurer. Elizabeth Thatcher, museum founder and current director said, “Time and again The Pearce Foundation has come forward in its support of the museum. Over the years they have financed the many guest authors and illustrators of children’s books and brought them to Salem where they spoke to countless school children about the importance of art, writing and literacy. The Pearce Foundation is one of our outstanding community gems. The organization and its board of directors believe in Salem, and this is just one more glowing example of its kindness, compassion and concern.” Pictured are, from left, Rousseau-Kothera, the McCullochs and Thatcher. (Submitted photo)