About one year ago, we installed a new mobile display system. Since that time, it has attracted the attention of other museums. Just this morning, we received a call from the Sherberne History Center and heard that the kind folks at the Minnesota Historical Society told them that we had a great system in place. It is exciting to hear our display praised and to help other museums with their art storage and display solutions.
Here is the original article about our art display:
With the help of Clyde Machines a new mobile display system has been installed to hold over fifty large framed portraits. These images have been in storage for several years. Working from a catalog photo and museum dimensions, Steve Nestor, “Old Settler” and PCHS volunteer, designed a custom fitted series of display panels to hold the settler portraits. The panels hang in front of shelves of record books. The panels are easily shifted along tracks usually used for pole barn doors to allow access to reference shelving behind the panels. Chad Barsness led Clyde Machines’ staff to weld and paint the metal mesh panels. Nestor and PCHS board member Dave Cooley installed the overhead track and hung the completed panels in place.
The whole project – design, materials, fabrication and installation – were underwritten by Clyde Machines of Glenwood. Company officials, Jennifer Barsness and Araura Nestor, are very pleased to have been able to assist in the project. Clyde Machines was established in Glenwood in 1961 by their father, the late Clyde Olson. Mr. Olson was always interested in “making new stuff” and made a career of designing new products especially for the farm and airline industries. Nearly fifty years after bringing his business to Glenwood, Clyde Olson’s creative spirit and can-do attitude are evident not only at the company that bears his name but throughout our community. We are especially proud to complete this project with the talents of our membership. The result is a beautiful and very functional display system customized to the space and needs of PCHS. Please join us in extending our appreciation to Jennifer, Araura, Steve, Chad and the staff at Clyde Machines!