Our small city built a very attractive museum in the early 1970s. A collection had been slowly accumulating so a good place to exhibit things was needed.
This area has grown quickly from 25000 to 100000 less than 50 years. So a new museum was needed a long time ago.
A proposal was drawn up to construct a new museum for about $30000000.00. This would allow for much more exhibit space and the collection would be under one roof.
Well, a section of the community was strongly against a new museum. They had every excuse in the book for not building a museum and criticized all the points for a museum.
So the project was abandoned.
So plan B. Well, renovate the building we have. Renovations are very expensive and you always find some very expensive surprises. One surprise was to find that the entire north wall was not insulated. You could not regulate the temperature and humidity for proper storage and display of the collection.
So to make the story shorter, almost $300000000.00 spent over ten years and we have the same footprint.
So a few weeks ago finishing touches were done to the exterior. So here's part of the exterior..
These 5 designs are on the south wall. They were made by putting photos of people together to make the design.
I think it's very attractive.