LUDLOW - Black River Academy Museum (BRAM) received a very special Christmas present from an anonymous donor.
In an unexpected, but very pleasant, move, the unnamed donor has offered to match up to $50,000 in donations for the purpose of allowing the museum to install an elevator cab and related electrical needs in the recently completed elevator wing of the museum building.
According to BRAM's Capital Drive Chairperson, Anita Alic, "This will provide the museum with the necessary funds to install the elevator and make all floors of the historic museum collections available to everyone."
She noted that the matching funds offer was for the period from Jan. 1 - June 30, 2011.
The museum's capital drive committee is already planning events to support the challenge grant. Alic noted that the elevator would enable the museum to support additional use by local school students as well as attract tourist groups.