Dedication & Service
Twenty-five years ago, seven Homer residents got together to discuss how they could raise money for the Pratt. Like many small museums the Pratt struggled for funding. It was during that meeting that the Patrons of the Pratt Society, commonly referred to as POPS, was founded.
Over the next 25 years this group paid off the remaining mortgage on the museum building, purchased the adjoining property to increase the original 2-acre footprint to almost 10 acres that includes the forest trails, the Harrington Cabin and the “Yellow House” to the north, all paid in full.
Abe Akresh/Vice President
Laura Kelley/Secretary + Treasurer
Billie Fischer Commemorative Bench
In 2019, POPS commissioned artist Leo Vait to make a bench to commemorate the dedication and service of long time Patron Billy Fischer. The bench rests in a position of honor in Botanical Garden at the Pratt Museum, where visitors can rest for a moment and enjoy the beautiful view of the museum grounds and Kachemak Bay in the distance.