Moving into our new museum building and our progress as shared by Historical Society President Joyce Shulte.


Risers have flooring on them and Joe is down painting the bases this am and doing one under the south front window.  To our dismay we found out the lamppost won’t fit in front window so back to the drawing board on that.  Rick and I semi origanized the store room.  Numerical order was not possible so we went with whatever fit on the shelf available.  All boxes are on shelves and neat.  Manniquins are assembled and in that room too.  I will go down later and put 3 more items in there and add a work table. Went thru pictures we will want to put out for After hours next Friday.  City brought down the file cabinet, parlor stove, and x-mas tree so those are put away also.  Still need to mop utility room and wax, Move kitchen sink and mop and wax that floor.  We are still waiting bid on electric work for lights.
  The committee for after hours has things under control.  They may need some cookie so if you can help them call Joan Roth or Heather Dumbroski.  Stop past too see progress.  We may need help next week to put up a few things and tables for Friday Night.  Joyce


Joe and Dale Masden and Ron Mccrary, Carpenter extraordinare built all 5 risers yesterday.  Need to paint bases yet.  Ryan got more carpet tiles to view  and the liability insurance is now active.  We’re down there this am if you want to see Stop by and bug us.  Joyce


What an awesome crowd we had last night.  Every hand was busy from dusting to making signs.  I couldn’t believe what we accomplished.  We now have show cases in, storage shelving setup and all the boxes of the inventory moved from Minnis as well as windows washed, floors swept again and boxes on the new shelving.  Our to do list is getting shorter–still have to move a sink so we  have another storage area, electrical work, risers to build and install and the av room to carpet,  Then we’re ready to start the displays.  the After Hours chamber committee have their plans made.  Joe will be calling some of you to help him build the risers.  If you are talented with a hammer and saw and he doesn’t know it give him a call.  there are five to build and install.  I will schedule some times to organize the shelving and books, scrubbing and waxing the three back rooms, installing a coat rack and moving the sink.  we will also need some help to move other items from the storage building.  I let you know when we have things scheduled and hopefully you all can help.  It takes a TEAM to get and keep this going!!  Thanks to all!!! Joyce
NEXT EVENT!!  MAY 19 at 5:30pm at Museum for a Chamber After Hours!  You all invited


Regular meeting will be held Tuesday May 2, 2017.
Time:  6:30 pm
Where:  104 N main Museum of Ellinwood
Short regular meeting to organize and update you all on the work night etc.
If you can’t lift etc  COME ANY WAY we have signs to work on and other sit down jobs  Plus you are missed when your not there and we want you to see and enjoy our new space.  Painting is done except for touch ups, carpet is cleaned and looks surprisingly good.  Bathroom is all cleaned (needs some decorations)  the store room is tiled with the salvaged tile. We will move show cases Tuesday eve with help from some high school volunteers.  they will need polished up and glass cleaned.
We will move boxes from Minnis’s and they will be put on shelves in numerical order so will need some to keep us in line (sit down job)  Will need some one to hold front door and back doors open.  All help will be appreciated.  See you Tuesday eve.  Joyce


The painting is finished!!  Well except for touch ups here and there.  Friday evening:  5pm meet at museum to take up tile that over carpet.  Then we will vacuum carpet and scrub tile in bathroom and back hall, kitchen and media room and probably give it a light wax.  Hope you can help.  Bring your beverage of choice, a putty knife, gloves.  We will need 2 vacuums.  Let me know if you are bringing one so we don’t get too many there.  Also need at least 3 scrub buckets with mops.  I’ll get cleaner to add to buckets and wax.  We may clean carpet that night also but may wait if it gets too late.  We will also need some big boxes to toss tile in.  Probably need linoleum knives or exacto knives.  You guys won’t believe the difference the paint has made.  We will have plans of the layout for the building there too.  Hope  you can help.  If not Joe need carpentry help next week to build risers  so call him and let him know.  Cell phone 620-617-5599.  Joyce


No painting Tuesday,  Wednesday we will start about 9:30am and at 5p.m we maybe ready to remove tile.  I’ll let you know what we’ll be doing at 5 later.  Joyce


We need to paint trim!  After the walls were done the trim looks so worn and drab we decided to do it too.  We will paint at 5pm tonight.  Can’t paint come see what’s been done.  Looks so different and clean and bright!!    We checked out the carpet in about 15 different places and it is in good condition but needs cleaning.  So we will schedule that next.  Prices for window tinting  are coming in,  Finally found (Thanks to Chris M) he will come by this eve to check out situation and give bid maybe it will be better than the last. We need to build display platforms.  Could Use some Carpenter volunteers.  Let Joe know if you can help him.  Light have arrived.  We are starting to design first display if you have design experience Call Me!!   I’ll explain.  Remember We wiill have work night next meeting in May  We would like to start at 6:30pm.  Is that possible??
Can you tell I am excited !!! Joyce


Happy Easter  !!  Walls are painted.  We have to paint trim.  So will let you know next weeks schedule later.  Joyce


We will paint Thurs am about 9 we have the North wall to give a first coat and touch ups in media room and look at color for the brown.  Joyce


Well Bless my husband he decided he will paint Wed. until noon or a little later.  We won’t paint wed. eve as Tues eve plans got changed.  Progress today
1.  south wall has 2 coats of paint and looks good, 
2.  Backwall on South side and middle wall and media room have one coat as do the North window  walls.  They will probably need another coat.  Hopefully get this done on Wed.
3.  Thursday is up in the air.  Its holy Thursday and I don’t know that people want to miss services if you have evening ones.  Let me know you wishes ???? Maybe could do some am and early afternoon. I think from Thurs on we will observe Easter as it is the holiest time of the year for most everyone.
4.  After washing up the brown painted areas and having big pieces come off I think it will be necessary to comeback with one coat.  Joe will try to find a close match to the existing paint.
Let me know if the above is ok and if you can help .Wed am.  Joyce