The Project

Lincoln Exhibition June 14-July 26

Lincoln Exhibition June 14-July 26 2013



  • Facade completion is planned.
  • iFiber brings fiber optic cable to Museum for extremely high speed (1G) broadband, Spring, 2013.


  • Geo HVAC units installed on 2nd floor & South 1st floor.
  • Hi-performance low e  windows installed  in 2nd & 3rd floor façade.
  • Work continues on Railroad model.


Energy Efficiency Grant $93,624
USDA RD Loan Pre-application approved.

  • 1st fl Community Room ready for events.
  • Installed 3 EE hot water heaters integrated with Geo system.
  • Installed LED track  & ornamental lighting North 1st and 2nd floors.
  • Installed North 3rd floor  Geo unit.
  • Installed millwork North 1st floor and balcony.
  • Interior ADA ramp installed at main entry.
  • Fire alarm system installed.
  • Exit/Emergency lights installed on all North floors and basement.
  • Old storefront and entrance removed.
  • High performance low e glass entry doors and storefront windows installed.


Governor’s Hometown Award for Community Support & Volunteerism

  • Antiquated electric service was removed.
  • A 400 Amp 3 Phase electric distribution system installed.
  • Electric subpanels were installed North 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors.
  • Geo HVAC system installed and 1st floor  unit operational.
  • Removed 24T of roofing material, repaired parapet, and installed 1-piece membrane roof system.
  • Refinished original maple floors on North 3rd floor.
  • Restrooms installed on 1st floor.


DCEO Tourism Attraction

Development Grant $154,673

AIEC Geo Incentive $ 44,000

  • North half of floors 1, 2 & 3 were framed, insulated, sheet-rocked, and painted.
  • Rough-in electrical done for sound, lighting, fire alarm system, devices.
  • Plumbing installed.
  • Work starts on railroad model.
  • Original 100 year old maple floors were cleaned & reinstalled on 1st floor.
  • Easement was donated for geo well field.
  • Twelve 300’ geothermal wells were drilled and brought in through basement wall.


Retired Skilled Tradesmen volunteer full time with help from  many  volunteers.

Community fundraising nets $125,000

  • Demolition of 1st floor walls, floors, and ceiling to prepare for structural repairs.
  • Limestone foundation jackhammered to connect front & rear basements.
  • Removed 1M btu boiler.
  • Structural repairs and elevator footings poured.
  • Floor system replaced -1st Floor North


Building Purchased September

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