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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lumber Museum Expansion Plans On Display June 5th

lumbermuseumFloor plans for the visitor center expansion project at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum will be available to the public for comment on Friday, June 5, from 1-3 pm in the museum. Stakeholders, volunteers, and interested individuals are encouraged to view the plans.

Larson Design Group, architectural and engineering consultant, developed design goals, in coordination with regional tourist promotion initiatives and community organizations. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission officials are eager to engage the public in the design process. Final plans should be completed this year. If all goes as expected, construction will be completed by mid-2011.

Gov. Ed Rendell pushed for the $5.6 million project as an investment in the Pennsylvania Wilds tourist promotion initiative. He said the state grant will help to “preserve and interpret the colorful heritage of our prosperous lumber era when white pine and hemlock were the wealth of the nation.”

Additions will increase the size of the Lumber Museum by upwards of 7,000 square feet. Work will include refurbishing the exterior and interior, including mechanical and electrical systems. New space will be created for exhibits, a multi-purpose room and kitchen for hosting community meetings, educational programs and other events, as well as storage of collections not on exhibit.

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23 comments :

Anonymous said...

5.6 Million? How much if that will be left? I find it hard to believe that with the description of the work being done it will take the full amount.

Will any local contractors be hired to complete any of this work being done? They sure could use the work.

Anonymous said...

Local Contractors should be given first shot at the bids. Try to keep the work local instead of bringing in an outside firm, that could prove to be out of sight, out of mind once the work is finished.

Anonymous said...

Probably some of Fast Eddies cronies got the bid....if it was even bid out to the public. This is the State....they don't follow their own rules.

Anonymous said...

Wow. The lumber museum is expanding.

That's so cute!

Anonymous said...

If you "boneheads" new anything about the state, you would know it was bid out! If you had half a brain you would know the procedure to bid on these contracts or would know where to look! Get a life, quit your bi***en!!

Anonymous said...

"If you "boneheads" new anything about the state, you would know it was bid out!"

Oh ya that is right, name calling is so mature!

We are not "boneheads" as you so eloquently stated, WE JUST KNOW HOW THE STATE WORKS!! Got it!

Kinda along the lines of Rendell's "appointed" positions!

Anonymous said...

At least they spell correctly

Anonymous said...

You are all missing the point-this money should be refused by the director of the Lumber "Museum" and the local pols. In this time of Obama and Rendell 'do-goodism', good, hard-working folks that used to balk at government handouts, are elbowing each other out of the way to see how much THEY can get. This is not the way America was built, nor the way she prospered! Refuse the handout which is not usful and serves no good purpose. When Obama's inflation hits in a few months it will make the days of Jimmy Carter's 14% inflation, double digit unemployment and 12% prime rate look good by comparison. Depend on yourselves, NOT big brother! Hang on tight to your bible, your wallet and your guns...

Anonymous said...

Okay 8:59 I agree generally. Sad that Bush/Cheney turned a way overdue balanced budget into this totally dildine based deficit spending like we had under Bush Sr., Reagan, Nixon and the other Republican presidents, but, hey, I did not vote for them after Clinton's second term expired so don't blame me.
Did you?

Anonymous said...

The blame game continues poster 10:08! Now this is not going to do any of us any good, now is it?

The Senate is more to blame than the president himself, and both parties made this darn mess!

And to poster 8:59:00PM
You are so right!

Anonymous said...

If they give the money back, its not like they will put in a savings account, it will go to Phila or somewhere south of 80. Take it and run.

Anonymous said...

Poster 8:59

Hold on your your guns and bibles your wallet is empty anyway no one will try to steal that so shut your mouth. Besides the area could really use an updated lumber museum it will draw in large crowds.

Speaking of shutting your mouth Dick Cheney really needs someone to shut his fat mouth for him. If we are lucky he will have another heart attack soon.

Anonymous said...

I think the expansion of the Lumber Museum is great. It will serve as a hub for visitors and have a wonderful banquet room for local events. Then maybe our wonderful commissioners can use the annex bldg for what it is supposed to be used for - COUNTY OFFICES. Get it - "COUNTY"?

Anonymous said...

I wish we had all the money and lives back that were wasted in Iraq.

Anonymous said...

I wish we had all the money and lives back that were wasted in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Iraq...you would think the only war this country has ever been involved in is the one while Bush was president!

Agree to disagree and get on with it! I am not being disrespectful to any military people or branch, I come from a military family, generations of them on both sides!

So that is why I said what I did...the government has screwed up in each and every war, why? Because they do not let the heads of the military that are "on the ground" make the needed decisions.

Politicians get involved and they get in a pissin match and try to "run" the war from behind a desk in D.C.!

Here is an idea, refuse the grant money and demand it be put back into the budget to be applied to the state mandated programs! Wish this could happen but know it never would!

Anonymous said...

WWI and WWII were fought for a reason. Desert Storm and Desert Shield your getting pretty vague, but Vietnam and Iraq nothing but lies and greed caused those wars.

Anonymous said...

A war is a war, lives lost and money wasted.

No party line is exempt from the blame, that is what I got from out of the 9:36:00 PM post.

Anonymous said...

"Dick Cheney really needs someone to shut his fat mouth for him." Why?

Because he is making the "Young Pup" look like the fool he is, is that why!

I am glad he is speaking up.

Anonymous said...

I don't want my tax dollars going to the Lumber Museum. On the other hand I don't want my tax dollars going to a lot of things. This money ought to be accepted and used wisely, but I would send the message to Scarnati and Causer that we would like projects like this cut out across the board (not just in their district, but across the Commonwealth). The state government is spending and taxing too much.

Anonymous said...

The government needs to spend and tax more if we are going to get out of this recession. I would have to also agree that Cheney needs to have another heart attack.

Anonymous said...

"The government needs to spend and tax more if we are going to get out of this recession"

I do hope you are joking! If not, this is just crazy talk...

Anonymous said...

spending and taxing more is what got into this mess and I certainly wouldn't wish a heart attack on anyone whether I agree with their politics or not.

Anonymous said...

I am glad Cheney supports gay marriage now.