Reward fund established for historic school destroyed by fire
FREDONIA, Ky. – New developments in the investigation surrounding a museum fire in western Kentucky.
The Fredonia Heritage Committee says they’ve established a reward fund for information into the fire that destroyed the Wilson Blair One Room School and Museum.
In the overnight hours of January 14th, flames destroyed the building.
The former African-American School closed in 1948. Officials renovated it in 2006 using money from a History Channel grant.
$500 is in the reward fund now, but Fredonia Heritage Committee member Linda Bennett says the amount will grow as donations come in.
If the reward isn’t given, the money in the account goes toward building a memorial at the site of the burned school.
If you wish to give to the fund, send money to:
Fredonia Valley Bank
Attn: The Wilson Blair School Reward
P.O. Box 135
Fredonia, KY 42411
FREDONIA, Ky. - "You can just visualize people sitting there. And you can just see different ones doing this. It's nice, it is nice," said Virginia Blair.