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TBK Band Donates Building to Granada School District NO. RE-1

Granada High Students at Amache Museum

 

Building to Become New Location of Amache Museum

On Thursday, December 12, 2019 representatives from TBK Bank, SSB will formally donate its building, located at 108 E Goff Avenue in Granada, Colorado to the Granada School District No. RE-1 in a key handing ceremony.

The building will be used by the Amache Preservation Society (APS) as the new location for the Amache Museum, a museum dedicated conserving the Amache site and its World War II history as the Granada War Relocation Center. The new location will provide space for education and presentations, as well as a dedicated research space that will be used by Denver University and Colorado College research teams while studying the former World War II internment camp.

John Hopper

Mr. Ty Kemp, Superintendent of Granada School District No. RE-1 and Mr. John Hopper, Dean of Students and leader of the Amache Preservation Society, will receive the keys from Ms. Lesli Baca, VP, Regional Operations Manager and Mr. Tyler Thrall, AVP, Regional Retail Sales Manager for TBK Bank.

The donation will occur at 9:30 am on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the former bank at 108 E Goff Avenue, Granada, CO 81041

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ABOUT TBK BANK, SSB
TBK Bank, SSB, member FDIC and equal housing lender, is a subsidiary of Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBK) offering consumer and commercial banking products from 61 branches throughout Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas. https://www.tbkbank.com

ABOUT THE GRANADA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. RE-1
The Granada School District No. RE-1 is a public school district located in Granada, Colorado, educating students from PK through 12th grade. https://www.granadaschools.org/

ABOUT THE AMACHE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
The Amache Preservation Society (APS) is responsible for maintaining the physical site of Amache, a World War II internment camp located in Granada, Colorado. The society, established by Mr. John Hopper, is run by student volunteers and has been instrumental in the renovation of the cemetery and the establishment of the Amache Museum and research center. APS has restored key Amache landmarks including the water tower, guard tower and barrack. https://amache.org/amache-preservation-society/

 

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