The Mead building is constructed largely out of concrete, and this week it has been getting even more. A large section of basement floor that runs under the front parlors has always had a dirt floor and was only used for mechanical access. As we have been preparing the area to install the new furnace system, it was determined that we would need concrete pads to place the furnace units on for stability. Thanks to the generosity and help of Doyle Stevens Construction of Crofton, Nebraska, we are putting a concrete floor throughout the whole section. This will allow future work to be done at a faster pace and will protect the building from moisture coming up from the dirt floor. If you have questions about the project or events please contact us at the Dakota Territorial Museum at 610 Summit Street (in Westside Park), on Facebook, visit our website at www.dakotaterritorialmuseum.org or www.meadbuilding.org, or call us at 605-665-3898. We are open seven days a week from noon-4pm.