The Creighton Historical Center has been moving and shaking a few bricks lately.
A hole in the wall was gently and slowly created last week between the Historic Center Building on main street and the adjoining former Farnik’s Shoeland Building.
A larger opening was completed by the Scott Fuchtman masonry crew with Milne Electric from Center moving the wiring. A fireproof door was installed last week and will help save on utility costs and provide a fire barrier Virginia Buerman, the building committee chair stated.
The Farnik building was purchased by the center recently after a late 2018 campaign began to raise funds for the expansion.
The goal of $50,000 has recently “put the effort within reach,” said Burerman, treasure for the campaign.
Buerman had applied and received a $1,000 Knox County tourism grant and with many donations and individual interest, funds are being received.
The present museum space has been outgrown and crowded and with this purchase space will more than double.
Members are sponsoring a hole in the wall luncheon/fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 22. Taverns, scalloped potatoes, bars and drinks will be served from the former Farnik building from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This will be a free will offering. Funds will be used for renovations of the building and general upkeep.
Stop in on Friday to see the before space, have lunch and see what and why this group is excited about the future.
For 12 years this very active organization has had a vision of “preserving the past for the future,” stated Bev. Schwindt, president-elect.
The Center will take ownership of the building April 1 with the final payment to Jim and Merna Farnik. The Farnik’s have also been active members of the Historical Center and have been long time contributers to the success of the organization.