Three Oaks Museum to celebrate new building

Published 5:47 pm Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Region of Three Oaks Museum will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly constructed building at 5 Featherbone Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m.
The board of directors reports that the entire project has been accomplished through donations, in-kind labor and grants. Two village lots, architectural plans, permits, building, municipal hook-ups, heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, electrical and plumbing fixtures have all been paid in full via large and small donations and two grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Through a landscape grant from The Pokagon Fund, the property was grated and covered with topsoil; walkways, door entry pads and a handicap-accessible parking lot were constructed; native flora was planted; and seamless gutters and downspouts were installed as part of an environmentally-friendly rain collecting system to collect and recycle water for the plants.
After the brief ceremony, friends and volunteers of the museum will move approximately 120 boxes of artifacts from the library to the museum (large items and display cases will be moved at a later date). Lunch will be provided for all who help with the move.
For more information on the ceremony or the museum, call Ron Jelinek (269) 756-7419.