Martin County’s Elliott Museum Announces $10 Million Donation

The Elliott Museum board of directors announced Wednesday evening a donation valued at $10 million from the Elliott R. Donnelley family, the largest gift in the museum’s 53-year history and believed to be the largest single gift ever in Martin County.

The announcement came during a donor appreciation event previewing the upcoming grand opening of the 48,000-square-foot, environmentally friendly museum Sunday after a $20 million reconstruction project.

The Donnelley gift includes about $8 million for the reconstruction campaign, $1.2 million for operation support and 55 Ford Model A vehicles valued at $800,000 from Elliott Donnelley’s personal collection for the

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