--This past week Vulcan Materials had Macemore Crane put down a concrete pad for our ADA parking space. Next week they will apply loads of rocks to complete the parking lot. MANY THANKS, VULCAN!
--Then we will have our final inspections that bring us closer to completion.
--Storm windows to protect our sizable investment and provide insulation are in the works.
THANKS TO RICHLAND COUNTY H TAX GRANTS AND COUNCILWOMAN DALHI MYERS
--We are working with Guardian Fence to install wrought iron fencing along front of property for additional security. THANKS, AGAIN RICHLAND COUNTY
--Exterior paint contract is being negotiated. (OUR UPCOMING FALL FUND RAISER WILL FOCUS ON THIS--WE NEED YOUR HELP!)
--We will remove all the trophies and artifacts from the Olympia Annex so we can install the composite floor. DONATIONS FROM OUR RESERVE FUND WILL PAY THIS COST.
--After that installation of all the Olympia School exhibits will be completed and we will have a Grand Opening for the Annex--hopefully October.
--Curriculum Content (based on SC Curriculum Standards) packet is being shared with prospective teachers to bring student groups to visit--Finish date is September 30. THANKS TO BCBSSC FOR GRANT.
*We have our first tour of 45 fifth graders from Gadsden Elementary scheduled for November!
--Museum Archive and data base is being developed with an expected finish date of October 30. (THANKS TO RICHLAND/ COLUMBIA SERTOMA CLUB and WE ARE OLYMPIA FOR GRANT.)
--Additional artifacts and memorabilia are being collected and displayed both in the house and the Annex as they are curated.
--In August museum information was distributed to all area school districts to invite teachers to bring school groups. (See attached flyer.)
--We continue to network with other local museums to share information and increase visitor numbers.
--We have an active Social Media presence--follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check our 2019 Donor list on this web site.
--Another brochure is being created and will be installed in local "card racks" to spread the word.
--Our wonderful VOLUNTEER GUIDE TEAM continues to be an integral part of our outreach. Let me know if you want to join our team.
Much has been done, and more needs to be done before we are complete. The museum is open on Friday's and Saturday's from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and we hope you will plan to visit, and then visit again!
Admission is free!
Love to all you Lintheads!