A group of individuals interested in restoring the dome at the Sully County Courthouse has adopted the title Sully County Historical Society for their organization.

“We thought our efforts to preserve Sully County history might extend beyond the restoration of the courthouse dome,” said Sully County Historical Society member Sheila Ring. “So rather than limiting our name to that project, we decided to include the entire range of our collective interests and name the committee the Sully County Historical Society.”

The group was formed after learning about the condition of the courthouse dome. “A number of people have already stepped up,” said Ring.

The SCHS is working to become a 501(c)(3) charitable organization so that donations towards restoring the dome are tax deductible. The group is also pursuing several grants and examining other fundraising avenues in order to raise the more than $350,000 needed to restore the dome.

The SCHS is seeking invitations to attend future meetings of area groups to outline the project.

Individuals interested in contributing to the restoration effort should contact SCHS treasurer Lew Robbennolt, 765-4195, or contributions can be mailed to Sully Count Historical Society, PO Box 121, Agar, SD 57520.

The next meeting of the SCHS will be held on Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sully County Courthouse courtroom, masks required.