Donations support the preservation of Kasson’s history and historic buildings, which serve as landmarks that illustrate Kasson’s heritage.
The Kasson Alliance for Restoration (KARE) brings people together to protect, enhance and enjoy the places in Kasson that matter to them. KARE sponsored the nomination which resulted in the 1918 Kasson Public School (pictured above) being placed on the National Register of Historic Places in December 2007. The school joins the Eureka Hotel, the Municipal Building, the 1895 Limestone Water Tower and the Jacob Leuthold Jr. home on the list of Kasson’s buildings on the National Register.
By saving the places where great moments from the city's history – and the important moments of everyday life – took place, KARE helps revitalize the community, spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. The Kasson Alliance provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to citizens and organizations committed to saving historic places, connecting them to Kasson’s history and collectively shaping the future of the community's stories.