The guys were back today, sheeting the roof on the extension to the shed where we store and display large artifacts:
That's Greg and Ray up on the roof, and Ian and Paul cutting the aluminum and passing it up. Dave came by a little while later, so there were three of them on the roof, and by 1:00 they were pretty much done:
There's just a little bit more to be done on the front and the sides of the roof, then some bracing across the bays. We have four bays, which are going to be, eventually, new exhibits on local history. For example, we have a 1942 Massey-Harris self-propelled combine (the first one brought into the Valley) that needs to be put under cover - it'll be going right at the end of this shed. Next to it, we'll create a display on the local grain industry.
Funding from Columbia-Kootenay Cultural Alliance helped us build this shed. We're working on a proposal for funds to build a similar structure down on the front edge of the property and create a whole series of new exhibits that combine artifacts with audio-video recordings of local long-time residents (more on that later). Even better, we'll finally have the space we need to actually accept some of the larger artifacts we get offered.