The new Research Center is now open. The glass door has been installed and new microfilm readers/printers will be installed soon. There is a new copier is the room which allows us to make color copies for researchers. Our files of newspaper and information clippings now have their own room and table, located just off the main room. Researchers already love this new space.
R. D. HUBBARD HOUSE ASSISTANT
The R. D. Hubbard House Assistant is a part-time, seasonal position that exists for the operation of the Blue Earth County Historical Society (BECHS) R. D. Hubbard House and will work with the BECHS staff and volunteers to meet the needs of visitors to the house. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Progress had been made on the new Research Center.
Work started on the upper level!
In the past month we have continued to work on our expansion. Our main entrance has moved to Warren Street which has a larger parking lot and a handicap accessible door. In the past week, the Executive Director’s office moved, joining the Gift Shop and Marian Anderson Art Gallery on the lower level.
Over the past month, work on our expansion into the lower level has continued. The walls are painted and the new Museum Gift Shop and Marian Anderson Art Gallery is being prepared for the store merchandise. Come and see the results of our hard work this Saturday, September 27 with the Community Open House and Member Appreciation. Enter through our new entrance along Warren Street and visit the new Gift Shop and Art Gallery. Then explore our newly expanded space which includes the traveling exhibit “Minnesota Disasters”.
This past Saturday we opened our new traveling exhibit, Minnesota Disasters: Stories of Strength and Survival, in the lower level of our building. This exhibit was possible because of the expansion. If you did not have a chance to see the exhibit this past Saturday, it will be on display through October 4. Stop by and check out our new space and the progress made up to this point.
Great progress was made again this past week. At the beginning of the week, our painter Mary began transforming the future traveling exhibits and gift shop areas. The blue and maroon walls are now a beautiful shade that compliments all of the stone, bricks and tiles. We still have cleaning projects and light construction available if anyone is interested in helping. If you would like to help with any of the projects, please contact Danelle.
We have made great progress in the past week thanks to some great volunteers. This past weekend, the wall that was put up in 1988 to help separate the two levels was removed, making it easier for staff, volunteers and visitors to move between the two floors. To help our volunteers know what projects and cleaning needs to be done downstairs, all they need to do is look for one of several post-it notes. If you would like to help with any of the projects, please contact Danelle, there are a lot of post-it notes.