Funding Goal: $200,000

The Village of Benton has begun a capital campaign to raise funds for the Benton Library, Museum, and Community Center project in the heart of our little community in the Driftless area of Southwest Wisconsin. This 7,500 sq. foot multi-use facility has been designed by the community, for the community.

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Benton Community Center

$16.67 / month$1,075.27

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Benton’s new Community Center is a beautifully designed facility, but we’re not just about bricks and mortar—we’re about the  impact this new facility will have on the community, now and in the future. An expanded library will include technology advances,  enhanced collections, and space for innovative library programming. Our museum galleries are located throughout the building  and will showcase permanent and rotating exhibits, mining and veterans memorabilia, historical photos, and artwork. The facility  will also be equipped with climate-controlled museum storage to house our collection of historical artifacts. The new community  center portion of the building will offer networking areas and other flexible meeting and co-worker collaboration spaces for  individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs; and a movable glass wall can be opened to create room for up to one hundred people to gather for public meetings, family celebrations, and other important events.

The Village of Benton has applied for a USDA loan to cover a portion of the $2,900,000 project, and dedicated community members, business leaders, and alumni have established a capital campaign to cover the remainder of the costs. Since June,  $1.2 million has been raised through grants, families pooling resources, and other funding sources.