Alison Mears is absolutely right in noting that her mother, Anne, was instrumental in helping to save the historic stone stable property at 611 University.
Her gracious letter of March 15th, recounting those days of salvaging and considering future uses for the stable, is correct and we are very grateful for all that Anne did. In fact, when the Boomerang’s February 5th article about the impressive volunteer efforts to transform the stable into upscale condos as sustainable income assistance for the Laramie Plains Museum’s future didn’t mention how integral Anne was, we noted her involvement in the review of completed Stone House work that ran in our recent membership newsletter.
Anne Mears has long been a special benefactor of this beacon of area history and its gardens. We are all also fortunate that, even though our museum couldn’t ultimately accommodate Anne’s magnificent lifelong collection, one of the nation’s finest doll museums in Kansas City showcases her rare dolls and toys.
Thank you, Alison, for taking the time to be so eloquent in appreciation of your mother’s significant role in historic preservation of the stone stable and Laramie’s beautiful historic house museum.
Mary Mountain, executive director for the Laramie Plains Museum