Monday, May 31, 2010

Looking for Railroad Stories and Photos

We are working on our Cut Knife Railroad Exhibit. If you have stories/memories about railroads in the Cut Knife area, we would love to hear them and incorporate them into our display. Also photos of the Station area or trains are also welcome.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

We are waterlogged.
Sloshing through water in the park. Campground is flooded.
Our old buildings are springing leaks everywhere. is not all bad cause the work experience kids and Marcy have been busy cleaning and painting.
A new light fixture installed thanks to Richard.
The shelving is going up in the closet. On Monday we should be able to clean out the mess in the exhibit area of Ovenstown. Yay!
The floor and window sills can be refinished in the Duvall House.
The Weikle-Busch family were busy this weekend and finished painting in the Children's room.
The Dining Room has had some work done on it thanks to the Knights of Columbus.
The end is in sight.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Much to do before opening date!

We are in the midst of a number of construction projects and the days are going by too fast.
Our office area is having a major upgrade - new flooring, storage area, new reception desk and work area.
And window panes are falling out of the 100 year old windows. :(
The Duvall House just needs a few more areas completed and then we begin the move of artifacts to displays.
The Station office area has a new exciting window display, but also needs a paint job.
Then a display set up.
The archives building and windows are being painted and fixed.
And this great weather is bringing out the tourists - not easy to say no to giving tours, but we are in such a mess at the moment. Sorry...
Sometimes volunteering can be stressful.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Duvall House Cleaning Bee

A volunteer group met at the Duvall House today to work on woodwork and upstairs floors.
As well a group of Grade 10 Work Experience boys also helped out with this and other jobs at the museum. Each year we are most grateful to have these young people come and spend time doing work for us. We are also grateful to Marcy for organizing the crew.
The woodwork still needs some more work but having the water turned on in the washrooms now means that we won't have to haul water so far! Yay! Also bathroom breaks are a bit simpler.
Nasty pigeons left a lasting legacy of 'you know what' for us to deal with as the windows were broken in the house before we moved it to the museum site. Lots of water and elbow grease are our weapons against the acidic droppings.
Sure hope we can have the building ready for a grand opening this year.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Just when we thought we were having fun!

The snow this weekend has turned to water and turned up in our basement at the museum.
Thank goodness we were able to pump it out promptly.
The flooring has been installed in the entrance area - looking good!
This weekend we'll be in the Duvall House finishing up the woodwork.