Rail Installation

Today we are getting the rails installed. The green line along the back is a laser that they are using to make certain the rail is absolutely level.

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This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Progress!

We are all ready for the new storage system. The air duct is moved, the new lights are in, and the ceiling is painted. We have decided to scrape and paint the far wall while the installation is going on since we have everything moved out of the area. Why not add a few more tasks to the list?

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Today, the pallets arrived! It is fun to see all the pieces get lined up and ready for the installation next week.

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We will have big changes to report next week. Stay tuned.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

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What’s behind the curtain?

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The prep work continues at the museum. The duct work has moved, the new lighting is installed. Today the ceiling is getting painted, next week the floor will be stripped and waxed. Then the fun really starts!

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This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Starting with a “Clean Slate”

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We have a clean slate!
The central exhibit walls are all down – ready for the utility changes and the installation of the new artifact storage system. Then comes the fun part – creating new exhibits!

In the meantime…we are enjoying imagining fun things to do with the big empty space, such as inviting the Laker dance team to practice – or holding our own dance – maybe some bowling?

We will keep you posted on our progress.
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Merlin, Brent and Ann taking a moment to celebrate the “Clean Slate.”

 

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New year from the Pope County Museum!
2017 will bring big changes to the museum.

We are busy beavers here, renovating exhibits and preparing for our new storage system. This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Here’s a sneak peek at what the museum looks like right now. Artifacts are packed moved to the perimeter of the building and the old exhibit walls are coming down.

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Thank you notes

One of my favorite parts of my job is giving school tours. It is great to share stories with kids and get them excited about history.

Many schools have students write thank you notes afterwards. The last batch of thank you notes was especially fun.

Here are a couple of my favorites!

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I especially like the drawings because I can identify the different objects and exhibits that the students remembered.

To all the students – thank you for visiting us. You are the reason we exist. We are saving the past and present – for you… the future.

Come see us again soon!

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Christmas Open House

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The baskets are scattered around the museum, ready for eager bidders. Stop in and see us this week. The bidding ends during our open house on Saturday at 3 p.m.

This week is your final opportunity to visit the exhibit space before  renovations begin next week. We will close the gallery until spring. The archives will remain open 10-5 Tuesday-Saturday.

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