The Kentucky Mine Museum in Sierra City has lovely new wood laminate floors thanks to the efforts of numerous community and Sierra County Historical Society members and supporters. After a rigorous fund-raising campaign, which included hosting the Sierra City Sesquicentennial celebration last summer, volunteers were called upon to become even more hands-on in preparation for the installation of the flooring. They painted the interior of the museum and packed up and stored all the artifacts for the duration of the project. Then the big guns (Sierra County’s road crew) were called in to move the heavy cases, safes, pianos, and a giant monitor. Their combination of brains, brawn, and good humor made the daunting move manageable.
As of last week the cases and furniture are all back in place and the artifacts are ready to be reinstalled in their respective exhibits. If you would like to help out with this last moving phase please contact infosierracountyhistoryorg or call Mary Nourse 530-862-1123.
A celebratory event, “A Night at the Museum”, is planned for spring or early summer so that SCHS can properly thank the many volunteers and county workers that made the renovation possible.