Exciting things are happening, and we are on course to break ground!
We exceeded the City’s fundraising goal, raising $1.8M in a year.
The Museum now has full City support, we won our incentive $667,000 and the project is rocketing forward.
The county historical heritage commission has recommended nearly $103,000 to help toward the cost of redoing the roof, and donors are stepping up to help. This brings us to within $800,000 of having our total $9.2M raised to sign the lease with the City and start construction.
We’ve pulled our building permit!
Construction must start before the rains come, as the roof gets removed first, in order to install the seismic strengthening. Based on the current labor shortage, construction is estimated to take a year.
What else do we need? The City is updating our lease agreement. Then we review it and negotiate any changes to this 40-year contract. ETA December.
Our goal is to raise that last $ 800,000 for construction, sign the new lease with the City and BREAK GROUND!
The clock is ticking… Can you help us meet that goal? Make another gift? Host a house party with your friends? Introduce us to potential donors?
AND, it’s time to flesh out our exhibits so they can be ready when we open. We’re actively collecting stories so that we can create a true community museum. Do we have your story?