The Heritage Museum Board of Directors would like to sincerely thank the Lincoln County Community Foundation (LCCF) and the Christ Lutheran Church (CLC) volunteers for the new cedar shake roof on the Miner’s Cabin on the Museum grounds. In recent years, Museum volunteers had noticed some minor water damage inside the Miner’s Cabin, which usually receives thousands of visitors each summer. In 2017, the LCCF awarded a grant of $794 to the Museum for the purchase of dry cedar boards, lumber, sheeting, underlayment, and nails. Due to the wildfires last summer, the CLC volunteers were unable to complete the roof before winter weather arrived; the LCCF graciously granted a 6-month extension for the grant. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, approximately a dozen volunteers from the CLC completed the entire new cedar roof in just one day! (See photos).
The Museum opens for the season at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15. The Museum’s “40th Anniversary Opening Day Celebration” will be held on Saturday, June 2,
from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will feature Missoula Artist Laura Blaker’s “Main Street Montana Project” including a painting and prints of Libby’s main street.
Submitted by Tammy Byrd
President, Heritage Museum Board of Directors