April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Yellow Trail to receive expansion grant

By By Barb Johnson-

Several years ago the Yellow Trail Museum purchased the area that was then the home of Greg Spurling and Associates. When Greg and company moved into their beautiful new facility on the east side of the Town Square, the museum board began plans to expand their display area into that new space. Time has come for much renovation of that area as we attempt to create new display areas for unique items like the Clouse Wagon and to create a new research area for genealogy work, which at this time is headed by volunteer, Kim Ray.

Along with any change comes a price tag! On Monday, March 1st, the Yellow Trail Museum board learned the museum had received a generous grant from Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County to cover most of the renovation needed in that new space. That grant will allow the museum to expose the old tin ceiling tiles, make serious improvements to the heating and cooling system, do some minor restroom remodeling, put up new LED light fixtures that will be less harsh on our artifacts, take down a few interior walls to enlarge our display area, hopefully restore the old hardwood floors there, and open up the old brick archway between our present museum building and that space.

Things should begin to move fast at the museum; however, we will have to limit visits there for a short time, so anyone wishing to visit the Yellow Trail should call first at 812-371-7969 to make sure it is safe to visit.

The museum would like to thank the Heritage Fund for their generosity in supporting this large project. Without their help we would not be able to open what we hope will be a wonderful addition to the museum.

Watch for news about the project, and if you know anyone associated with the Heritage Fund or its grant committee, please pass on a BIG "Thank You" from Hope.[[In-content Ad]]