Members of the Tamaqua Historical Society, and supporters, held a ribbon cutting event tonight to highlight a year’s worth of renovations done at the Tamaqua museum as part of a $1 million project. Matching funds were provided via the state, with original funding provided by the Morgan Foundation ($150k), Tamaqua Historical Society, Tamaqua Area Community Partnership, private donations, and others. The full project included renovations and improvements to properties at 112 to 118 West Broad Street.
Renovation work to the museum, which started November of last year, and was completed last month.
Dale Freudenberger, President, Tamaqua Historical Society, said that volunteers will spend the next 6 months moving all the historical items from storage back into the museum, with hopes of opening to the public on a regular basis May 1st of next year.
Speaking during tonight’s ribbon cutting were Freudenberger, Senator Dave Argall, Representative Jerry Knowles, and Tamaqua Community Partnership Micah Gursky.
Freudenberger added that volunteers are always needed to help with society events and eventually to help at the museum.
Another ribbon cutting and grand re-opening will occur after all the historical artifacts are moved back into the museum.
Stay tuned for more information.
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