As we enter the new year, work is continuing at the museum. Floor coverings will be replaced in most of the front part of the museum, thanks to a $25,000 Heritage Support Grant. This grant is provided by the Indiana Historical Society and made possible by Lilly Endowment, Inc.
As work progresses, there will be times when parts of the museum are inaccessible, or even when the museum is closed. No group tours will be given until the work is complete. If you are wishing to do genealogy research, please check to see if the library area is accessible.
When the carpeting in the three office areas is being replaced, the entire computer system will be unusable for a short time. We will try to notify you on Facebook or our website when this is going to happen. When the kitchen floor is being done, there will be a few days when restrooms are inaccessible.
Mike Medler, who had planned to use laminate tile on the kitchen floor, talked himself out of a job by suggesting we use Spartacote Blended Vinyl Chip instead. This will prevent problems caused by the uneven cement floor, will be longer-lasting, and be easier to clean. Limberlost Construction of Geneva will install this coating.
We thank Mike for the time he has taken to research various types of flooring and recommend what is best for us, even if it cost him a job.
The flooring will be in shades of gray. It is similar to the coating that was used on the restroom floors a few years ago and will coordinate with the carpeting to be used in the other rooms.
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