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Letters: Muesum season ends

Museum season ends As the Hubbard County Historical Museum winds down its 2006 season, the Historical Society would like to thank everyone who supported us. We've had a successful year and took in hundreds of donations. We'd particularly like to ...

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season ends

As the Hubbard County Historical Museum winds down its 2006 season, the Historical Society would like to thank everyone who supported us. We've had a successful year and took in hundreds of donations. We'd particularly like to thank everyone who donated to the "Save Our Bricks, Preserve Our Heritage" fund.

The tuck pointing was made possible by many generous donations from local residents and a matching $45,000 grant from the State Historic Preservation Office's State Capital Project Grants-in-Aid Program. This program assists county governments with historic preservation projects of a capital nature. Vice president of the Historical Society, Barb Balas, coordinated the grant to restore the 106-year-old building owned by Hubbard County. The North Country Museum of Arts donated $4,100 from their building fund. $6,000 was received from an anonymous donor to complete the metal trim work. The Historical Society took out a loan from Citizens National Bank to complete the project.

The work was completed in July and the museum looks great. The mortar was returned to its original color and banding in the bricks stands out strikingly, as it was intended. The metal trim was also repaired and repainted, mimicking the stonework. The structure is in remarkable repair. It's a beautiful example of turn-of-the-century craftsmanship, well preserved for future generations.

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We are extremely fortunate to have friends like you and a supportive community to sustain our local history.

Karen Danks, director

Hubbard County Historical Society

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