ENTRY 16 | February
time for another update on the Historical Society's Liberty Museum
winter upon us and no heat in the museum, the Historical Society is
taking the winter to pay off the debt we accumulated over the summer
months. This year with the cafe and corporate office we have been
able to start the big move out of the Library and other places. As
of today, we are able to turn one room back over to the library.
we have been able to move five truckloads of historical items out
of the museum. With all the items in the museum, we have been tripping
over everything or having to constantly move it around. The corporate
office on the second floor has been finished and a new research room
has been put in. This puts all of the research department in one location,
making it easier to look up and store all our paperwork in a heated
Every winter the Historical Society abstains from holding a meeting
as some members have to travel. Being all volunteers, it would not
be fair to put anyone on the roads. When the weather is better, we
will be back in full swing.
of our work can be done online. Day-to-day operations are still being
approved by the board. An example would be the newsletter being completed,
approved, printed and mailed. I guess the age of computers is a good
thing for most of our operations.
Cafe, this being winter and all, is still making it on its own, paying
the bills and paying for the construction debt. We have a great staff
of volunteers running it. The volunteer staff working the cafe is
up to 12 people, all dedicated to our cause. As soon as the weather
breaks, we should be back on track to get back to the museum.
are about two weeks away from finishing the second floor storeroom
in the museum; it's down to the drywall and insulation. This was possible
in great part because of a $2000 donation earlier in this year from
a local club. The money was used to pay the wiring bill.
feel that with it being cold and with no heat in the museum, we cannot
ask a group of people to work in such cold. So it will be our next
big project to complete this room and move the rest of our inventory
strides have been made by everyone. Funds and cold seem to be our
holdup at this time. But we are getting there.
meetings have been made with the Small Business Association and one
other center to get the financing to complete this project. I want
to assure you that I am completely committed to completing the museum.
everything is up and running, I may be able to go back into retirement
and do some more traveling. My goal is to complete everything so the
helm can be turned over to the professionals and I can travel more
to see my son and family.
want to thank everyone for the patience and the efforts to help complete
everything. I am available at the cafe office most days, or just email
me with any questions or concerns.