Despite winter setting in, work on the windows continues indoors. The staff and volunteers at the Dakota Territorial Museum want to thank everyone who came out for the Rummage & Bake Sale fundraiser this past weekend. We raised a lot of money for the museum and had a lot of fun. We are looking for volunteers to help get the collections ready for moving.
The first of the replicated light fixtures have arrived (pictured here). The fixtures are modeled after fixtures original to the Mead Building. Only five light fixtures needed to be recreated for the foyer of the building. A lot of work has been done to the entrance of Mead and we are excited to show it off with the Rummage & Bake Sale fundraiser being hosted by the Dakota Territorial Museum volunteers at the Mead Building. The sale will be 9am-4pm Saturday, Nov. 22.
Pictured here is the American River’s Voyage of Discover exhibit. It is planned to be on exhibit at the museum when the Mead Building is completed. The exhibit was gifted to the Dakota Territorial Museum following the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial celebration. Things are moving inside thanks to Mother Nature. This week, we met with Traub Designs from Kansas City. As exhibit designers, they will be overseeing the future exhibition hall layout of the Mead Building. This is an ex
One of two new furnaces has been installed in the first floor parlor rooms by Larry’s Heating & Cooling. The goal this winter is to keep the parlors and main entry warm enough to perform plaster restoration and painting. The onsite crew is still hoping for a milder winter than last year but continue with exterior work for as long as the weather will hold out.
Special Thank You to everyone that went to the polls on November 4, to support the Yankton County Historic Preservation Ordinance. By near 1,000 votes the ordinance for 1/20th of mill levy passed. The Yankton County Historic Preservation Commission is eager to begin planning for these funds that will be designated in 2016. Anyone that wishes to have the commission review a Yankton County historic preservation project for funding are encouraged to contact one of the commiss
What a fun morning kicking off the Saturday Harvest Halloween event for Historic Downtown with our Waffle Feed Fundraiser for the Mead Building! We successfully raised near $2,000 for the project, enough to buy some new replicated light fixtures for the over the staircase. Thanks to everyone that braved the chilli morning and have waffles with friends.