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Remodeling underway at Historical Society’s museum

Women’s role enhanced in pioneer life display

January 24, 2013
By MIKE DONAHEY - Staff Writer (mdonahey@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican

From a family's home to museum, the stately, two-story brick building at 202 E. Church St. has seen numerous changes.

Now, more are planned for the Historical Society of Marshall County's home.

The society's board of directors met earlier this month and discussed ideas for exhibit storage and approved remodeling of the Pioneer Room.

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Shown is remodeling currently underway in the Pioneer Room on the second floor of the Historical Society of Marshall County’s museum, 202 E. Church St. The mural, which has suffered damage from the exposed pipe, will be replaced among other work according to staffer Juli Hinson.

Final details on other remodeling will be finalized in the near future, according to volunteer Susan Williams of Marshalltown, who is chairing the initiative.

"The Historical Society section will be closed the entire month of February so work by contractors and volunteers can proceed" Williams said.

However, the Genealogy Library will be open for use Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 4 p.m and the first and third Saturday from 10 to 2 p.m., their regular schedule.

Museum staffer Juli Hinson said she is looking forward to improvements in the Pioneer Room.

"Remodeling has already started on displays, some which go back many years," Hinson said. "A mural which has suffered damage will be replaced. Volunteers will do much of the work. However, contractors Dan Anderson will be working on walls and painting will be done by Josh Lang."

"We are excited about the planned changes and are encouraging members to attend the March 21 annual meeting at the museum to see the work." Williams said.

For more information contact 641-752-6664.

 
 

 

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