ClarkGable Museum Elevator Fund

$904 of $54,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 25 months
We are the Clark Gable Foundation.  We have a Clark Gable Museum on the original site of his birth.  We have three floors in this house.  The bottom floor is used at the present time for storage, the second floor is the gift shop and the third floor is the Museum.  We desparately need an elevator for the visitors and the ambassadors who give the tours as three flights of stairs cannot be manuvered by the older population.   With an elevator we can open up the bottom floor as part of the museum.  So many museums like Roy Rogers and John Wayne have had to close their doors because they could no longer afford to keep them open.  We have had the Clark Gable Foundation since 1986 with the building being reconstructed in 1999.  We are a non profit organization so have to depend on visitors. donations, and fund raisers in order to keep the museum running.  We just have been unable to raise enough money to install an elevator.  We need the funds by the end of the year for installation.  The Museum is located in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, his birthplace in 1901.  The county is a small county and this Museum has brought in over 50,000 visitors who have helped the economy of a poor County.  We would be so thankful for donations towards this elevator because we cannot describe to you the disappointment of older individuals from all over the Country and World who travel a great distance and are unable to actually see the Museum because they cannot navigate the stairs.  This is heartbreaking for the Ambassadors and the Director when these visitors are unable to experience the pleasure of stepping back in time and viewing all of the memorabilia of a time gone by.   Clark Gable's most memorable role was as Rhett Butler in "Gone With The Wind."   If you have not seen this movie about the Civil War we would encourage you to rent this movie as it is known as one of the best movies ever made.  Clark went on to win an academy award in the movie "It Happened One Night."  It was rumored the movie,, the actors, the producers and directors would have all won academy awards for "Gone with the Wind" if "Wizard of Oz " had not been released in the same year.
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We are coming closer to our goal to make the elevator a reality. However, we still need funds to push us over the top. Anything anyone could donate would be greatly appreciated. It is heartbreaking to have someone travel a great distance to visit the museum and find that it is up two flights of stairs and no elevator. Most recently we had an older woman sit in the gift shop and weep because she could not go up the stairs.
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Thank you all for your generous donations towards the campaign for an elevator for the Clark Gable Museum. We do appreciate your thinking of us when deciding where you will donate your money. We so need this elevator to keep the museum open.
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Thank you so much for your generous donations. We are on our way to obtaining the monies needed for the elevator. For all of you who have viewed our website and shared this information we thank you. We do appreciate any donation you can make no matter how small. We do so want to be able to keep this museum open and running.
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Clark Gable
19 months ago

Thank you all so very much who have graciously donated to our fund. We are still working hard to get the money to install the elevator so all can tour the museum. We do appreciate you choosing us when deciding where to donate your money. We have a ways to go to have the funding for the elevator but we are not giving us.

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$904 of $54,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 25 months
Created June 1, 2016
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TH
$100
Teresa Horstman
19 months ago

Wishing you much success!

CG
$50
Chuck & Sara George
22 months ago

Donating in memory of Ronnie "Maz", forever in our hearts.

MR
$10
Matthew Russell
22 months ago

Will always be "The King".

$10
Anonymous
24 months ago
RB
$25
Regina Boltz
24 months ago

Clark Gable is, and always will be, the King. Period.

SB
$50
Sheila Bryans
24 months ago

I am happy to contribute to this cause. I very much hope to visit one day. Gable made such an important contribution to film. Crowned the 'King of Hollywood' in 1938 the title stuck. Long live the King.

AW
$20
Amy W
24 months ago

Sending this donation along with best wishes for your campaign.

$59
Diane Stuart
24 months ago

He was 59 when he passed away, so that is how much I donated. 1 $ for every year.

Clark Gable
19 months ago

Thank you all so very much who have graciously donated to our fund. We are still working hard to get the money to install the elevator so all can tour the museum. We do appreciate you choosing us when deciding where to donate your money. We have a ways to go to have the funding for the elevator but we are not giving us.

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