Our Construction is finally finished!!
If you attended the Heritage Festival over the weekend of October 3rd and 4th you will have had the opportunity to see our finished addition. The new addition was dedicated on Sunday. In attendance was Freda Baughman, our last surviving charter of the museum.
Our New Construction
Progress continues to be made on the new 3,500 square foot addition to our museum. The outside shell is up and covered with metal siding, and workers are adding details to the inside.
Funds Still Needed for Renovation
Increasing the size of our museum seems more pressing each month as we continue to receive historical artifacts and materials which are an important part of our heritage. With the merger of the Historical and Genealogical Societies, adding space to combine the two collections in one building is a top priority. With attendance at our program meetings steadily increasing, we are becoming more aware of the need for a larger meeting space. Your tax deductible donation will help us toward our goal of expanding our museum space.
Work is progressing on our new 3,500 square foot addition at the back of the museum. The cement is poured, the walls, trusses, and roof are on, restrooms and storage areas are framed, and electrical work is beginning. It is exciting to watch the progress being made.
We thank those of you who have generously donated, but we have not yet reached our goal of $1800,000. More funding is still needed. We would appreciated help from any of our members and friends who can do so. Every donation counts, no matter how large or small. Checks may be mailed to the museum at 903 East Main Street, Portland, IN 47371. Because we are 501c-3 organization, any donations given toward this project are ax deductible.