Local Museum Is Receiving Some Much Needed T.L.C.
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - The building that houses the Twin Falls county Museum was built way back in 1914, and since then the windows on this historic building have never been replaced... and that's the way it's going to stay.
But that doesn't mean the windows aren't due for some much needed restoration.
And that's exactly what's going on starting this week.
Starting Tuesday, Workers from Chosen Wood Window Maintenance out of Canby, Oregon are out at the Museum taking down the 98 year old windows to be sent back to Oregon for a complete restoration.
All of the windows on the building will be eventually restored, but right now only the windows on the west and south side of the building will be sent back to Oregon.
“Being an historical museum and the building being on the National Register it’s very important that we are role models for historic preservation. And it’s very important to restore the windows verses replacement.”
Said Museum Administrator – Mychel Matthews
This initial Restoration is Being Called Phase number one and will cost approximately $23,000 to complete.
But thanks to generous grants from 4 separate foundations, the museum is looking at covering only $3,000 of that original $23,000.
During the construction the Museum will remain open during regular operating hours.
The project is scheduled to take about 2 months to be completed.