2/1/2018Heritige Fiber building
Early Textiles Building Meets Thier $10,000 Challenge.
The Heritage Fiber Building was paid for entirely by donations !!
From the Sept - Oct 2015newsletter == By Roger Austin.
With contributions received of nearly $5,000 dedicated to construction of an Early Textiles Building, the Museum has now received a $10,000 challenge gift to encourage further support. Conceptual drawings define a 32 X 40 foot, single story building with a small loft and a front porch. It would be insulated but unheated with no plumbing. At a nominal $50/sq. ft. the building and furnishings could cost as much as $60,000 when final plans are made. Another $10,000 challenge is promised for next year if the first challenge is met. We hope for significant in-kind labor from a local educational group, and a portion of the lumber needed could come from our own saw mills. The Museum has many talented members skilled in the early textile arts. As the group has grown, so has the need to provide a center where the early tools and equipment can be exhibited and where members can provide demonstrations and teach their arts. Project Chair Andrea Castle explained that their principal concern is preserving the arts and passing on knowledge and skills to younger generations. Your support can help make this happen.
July 29, 2017 == >>> == Early Textiles Building Updates
The wiring in the Early Textiles building is done, and the insulation will be done soon. There are enough shingles for them to cover the front porch roof.
Textiles bldg 8-30-17
Early Textiles Building going up == By Roger Austin.
A t this writing, the Early Textiles Building is up and being finished on the inside. While much work remains, the building committee is optimistic about its being ready for use at the Fall Show. The 32 X 40 structure will have a 9-foot front porch covered with shingles produced at the Museum’s mill. The interior will have wood floors and be paneled with knotty pine. There will be a large functional balcony to further increase useable space. Several new antique items will be on display and in use when it opens. Among them is a barn loom seldom seen because of their size. The Early Textiles Committee is still seeking funds to support the building’s construction. A member has provided the Committee a bridge loan enabling construction to get underway. A member has also donated a beautiful, large Bow Tie Quilt which is being raffled to help raise money. Stop by during the Fall show and show your support.