greatest needs...and wants.)
We plan to
keep this page updated with a list of things
the museum really needs right now, as well
as a few things we just wish and hope for.
If you can help us with any of these, please
let us know! Our phone number and e-mail
address are to the right, or you can use our
web contact form HERE.
WHAT WE NEED NOW
MEN! We need a few men we can
call on from time to time to help with things the museum
staff just can't handle, like minor plumbing and electrical
work, helping us move the occasional display case to a new
location, perhaps even a little carpentry. If you can help
us with any of these things, let us know. We'd really
appreciate it, and we promise not to overwork you or abuse
your kind offer to help.
Volunteers to help man the
gift shop from time to time, or serve as tour guides
occasionally when we have groups who notify us ahead of time
that they'd like to see the museum.
Storage space. Our museum is
already full of artifacts. We're currently preparing more
display space, but we need a secure, dry place, ideally near
the museum, where we can store some items we don't currently
have room to display.
Money, of course.
Unfortunately, we can't pay our bills with anything else! If
you can help us financially in any way, please visit our
donations page here.
WHAT WE WISH FOR If you can help make one of our wishes come true,
the museum staff and membership will really appreciate it.
door locks for the museum doors. In addition to the
museum front doors and the Annex door, we have a few
staff-only areas within the museum, like the storage room
and the museum office. We go in and out of these rooms
several times a day, but we need to keep the doors locked so
the general public can't wander in at will. Right now the
staff has to carry around a string of keys to get into
really love to have are several combination door locks like
the one in the accompanying photo. That way staff members
just have to remember the one 4-digit combination to enter
any door in the museum.
These lock sets cost about $140 each
and we really don't feel like we can afford to buy them
right now. We'd love it, though, if a friend of the museum
would surprise us with one or two (we need five total)!
Opening the second floor of
our museum building for display space is our greatest dream.
But first, we must re-do the walls, floor, and ceiling, add
lighting and a heat and air system. Here's a short video
showing the current state of the museum second floor:
donate to help us turn our upstairs
development dream into reality!
Thanks to donations already received, we have managed to
complete removal of leaking skylights, repair of the
ceiling, a new roof, removal of plaster from the brick
walls, electrical wiring, installation of lighting and