Sunday, September 28, 2014

MUSEUM FINISHES ITS "SPECIAL COLLECTIONS" MOVE TO ARCADE BUILDING

                        Volunteers from P & M Construction look over a map cabinet before loading it

Story and Photos by Museum Staff


The Tazewell County Museum finished their move of their "Special Collections" items to the new space at the Arcade Building today. Due to a lack of space at the Museum's Sunset Plaza location, the Museum opted to move some of its items to the Arcade Building.

Left: Volunteers from P & M Construction move a cabinet Sunday from that location to the Arcade Building.

Volunteers from P & M Construction owned by Marion Townsend started moving "Special Collections" items today at 9 a.m.

The volunteers were: Chris Hiatt, Shawn Dison, Scott Floyd, Marian Townsend, and Michael Bailey.

Museum volunteers were: June Lawson, Carol McCabe, and Christal Dagit.

Volunteers from the Museum also moved smaller items September 23, while today was reserved for larger items such as heavy desk and cabinets.

Right: Taking a break from moving day are left to right: Carol McCabe, P & M owner Marion Townsend, and June Lawson.

The Museum would like to thank everyone who gave of their time and equipment for the move to the Arcade Building.


Left: Volunteers move a heavy desk out to the trailer owned by P & M Construction which most of the heavier objects were moved today.



Left: Museum volunteers move filing cabinets from the September 13 move.


Right: Volunteers move boxes into one of new rooms at the Arcade Building September 13.




















 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

VISIT THE LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM AND HELP THE MUSEUM AT THE SAME TIME

VISIT THE LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND HELP THE MUSEUM AT ONE TIME
 
 


There is a required minimum number of passengers signed up for the trip to take place, and  you must be signed up by October 10, 2014. If you have any questions, or would like to sign up, please call Karen Blome at 309-642-1128. Get your reservations in today!


 

Monday, September 15, 2014

TAZEWELL COUNTY MUSEUM MOVING ITS "SPECIAL COLLECTIONS" ITEMS TO THE ARCADE BUILDING

         Tazewell County Museum moving volunteers unload items Saturday at the Arcade Building


Story and Photos by TCM Staff


Saturday morning volunteers starting moving the "Special Collections Items" to the Arcade Building in downtown Pekin.

Left: Volunteer Kenny Crawford moves boxes onto a dolly to begin moving the Museum's "Special Collections Items" to their new location


The Museum is currently located in the Sunset Plaza in Pekin but does not have enough room for all their items. Tazewell County has agreed to lease several rooms at the Arcade Building to the Museum.

The new location will house Veterans items, Civil War, Railroad and Model Railroad items, Photos, some NASA Documents, and Family information of Tazewell County.

This was only phase 1 of the move, the next moving day is scheduled to take place September 28th. No opening day for the new location has been determined yet.

Right: Volunteers load filing cabinets onto a trailer Saturday as the move begins.

Those volunteering their time and resources were Kenny Crawford, Carol McCabe, Joel Fitzanko, Rol White, Tom Woodmancy, Christal Dagit, and Ed Emmons.

If you would like to volunteer your time to move larger items September 28th, please contact President Christal Dagit at 309-840-0177.