During the last 10 years, we began a massive undertaking – to stabilize and restore our historic properties and open a full-fledged museum in a new building.
While we tackle a new, big project almost every year – we didn’t realize just how much we accomplished until someone asked about the date that we moved into our new history museum building.
In going through all the old files and newsletters, we were stunned to see just how much we have accomplished over the years. From our humble beginnings in the church to a roomy new museum – we couldn’t have done it without the support, cooperation and hard work of our volunteers and members.
Restore floor with new joists, restore bell tower (damaged ridge boards & cap beams, fasten bell hammer and re-support the housing, and prime and paint), restore church walls (scraping old paint, prime and paint), and linseed oil the floors. $9725
Church – Rebuilt bell tower - $6310
Association - Delores Cole designs our first website
Museum – Ground breaking for new museum building
Museum – Doors officially open June 26, 2010 on new museum building
Church – Temporary reinforcement of floor joists in altar area - $400
Church – Furnace and air conditioning installed - $12,000
Museum – Frozen pipes destroyed the ceiling, some plumbing and quite a bit of donated yard sale items. Fortunately, insurance covered most of the destruction.
Museum – Repair Backflow preventer, replace autovents on boiler. Fix heat pump - $1000
Church – Foundation drainage installed around church and parsonage - $4452
New drain tile and sump pump $5560
We received two grants: $6300 Frost Parker Foundation and $7500 from the Erie Co. Foundation
Church – Repaired long-standing roof leak and repaired front doors - $500
Church – Repaired church step and railing
Museum – The heat pump compressor failed we had to replace it because it was out of warranty $3829, pursued and received $1000 credit from mfg.
Museum – Backflow Preventer failed – repaired $506
Museum – Backflow unit leaking and auto air vent needed replacement - $700
Church & Parsonage – New Historic Marker $450 received a $2800– Grant from Ohio History
Parsonage – Pulled propane tank and discontinued electric service to save quarterly service charge –Savings over 3 years: $1,000
Parsonage – new rear sidewalk and dump drain $1825
Parsonage – new sidewalk $742
Association – Website redesigned and expanded – Donation by Leslie Korenko, value $5,000
Church – Motor blower on HVAC failed – replaced under warranty
Museum - Museum displays redone with over 100 posters and hundreds of old photos-Work donated
Association – Major fundraiser – Breakers Ball
Parsonage – Install cement floor in small back room $567
Parsonage – Repair chimney flashing, fabricate and install chimney cap - $475
Church – New Windows - $20,000 mostly funded by window adoptions
Church – Replaced entire altar floor including supports - $18,023
Parsonage - replaced custom spindles on stairs (Donation from Jodie and Scot Smith - $640)
Parsonage – Install new electric service to house (200 amp panel) - $1908
Parsonage – Installed new outlets, checked lights and added new circuits - $1450
Parsonage – Plastered massive plaster failure in upstairs hallway (work and materials donated)
Parsonage – First full year open
Museum – New sign and decorative supports $425
Museum – Humidifier installed and air conditioning extended to storage/office area
Association – Major fundraiser – Murder Mystery Masquerade
Association – New logo adopted
Parsonage – New signage
Parsonage - Electric upgrade $1500
Association - Purchase of Haas adjoining property $30,000 (1/2 funded by donations).
Parsonage - 5 new outlets and a dedicated circuit $750
Parsonage - whole house Insulation $6500
Parsonage - Installation of whole house heating and air conditioning system
Parsonage - new windows throughout