The Heritage Museum Board of Directors would like to sincerely thank the Lincoln County Community Foundation (LCCF) and the Libby Assembly of God Church volunteers who built the new cedar shake roof for the Miner’s Cabin on the Museum grounds. The Miner’s Cabin receives thousands of visitors each summer; in recent years, museum volunteers noticed some minor water damage inside the cabin. In 2017, the LCCF awarded a grant of $794 to the museum for the purchase of dry cedar boards and other supplies to build a new roof.
Special thanks to Jim and Jeannie Brooks of Big Sky Lumber who donated the nails and discounted the purchase of the remaining supplies. Due to the wildfires last summer, the Assembly of God Church volunteers were unable to complete the roof before winter weather arrived; the LCCF graciously granted a six month extension for the grant.
On Saturday, April 28, nearly two dozen volunteers from the Assembly of God Church completed the entire new cedar roof in just one day.
Special thanks to Scott and Cindy Lapka of Empire Foods who provided lunch for the volunteers, and to the church who provided water and donuts.
The museum’s 40th Anniversary Opening Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 2. Activities will include speaker Chere Juisto of Helena who will present “Hand-Raised: The Historic Barns of Montana,” Anne Foster who will perform in a Living History role as “Mary Long Alderson: Alcohol, Corsets and the Vote,” and a performance by the cast from the Old Town Opera House Theater.
Tammy Byrd, President, of the Heritage Museum Board of Directors