About US

This is a non-profit corporation to which anyone may belong.  It receives no federal, state, or county money of any kind for its support.  Thanks to the generosity of Eugene and Lenore Day the society has the opportunity to request funds from their Foundation each October.  The funds from the Foundation have enabled the completion of many projects and repairs.  No admission is charged to any of the buildings.  Donations are appreciated as is volunteer labor. 

The function of the Society is to preserve and to attempt to interpret, to the best of its ability, the historical heritage of the communities to be found in the drainage basin of the Weeping Water Creek and its tributaries.

When Miss Clara Fate Died in 1965 her estate went to her only surviving nephew, Colonel Robert Fate and it became possible for a small group of citizens to purchase the property.  With this small group putting up most of the money, and with a loan from the bank, three lots and two buildings, the "Fate" house and the Doctor's Office were purchased.  This was mainly with the intent of restoring and preserving these buildings.  It was also in the hope of creating a local museum to house something of our rapidly vanishing heritage from destruction.  For many decades the property had been known as the "Fate House" but since it had been built originally as a Congregational parsonage, it was wished to find a name that would express the intent of those who sought its preservation.  As the result of a community wide competition the name "Heritage House" was selected.  The property is generally known as the Heritage House Complex.

The Society is governed by a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and a Board of five all of whom are elected each spring.  A fine cadre of volunteers allow the buildings to be open in the warm months, mainly from May through October and open for tours and any time with appointment.