Julianne Fischer, JHSM Board member standing beside the hole in the basement where soil samples are taken to determine the construction and elevator type suitable for the ADA Project.  

In March 2016, the Board of Trustees of the Jefferson Historical Society Museum met in a retreat to set out goals for the year.  It was unanimously agreed that our first priority was to make our museum building handicapped accessible, simply because of a desire to serve all those who wished to visit our collections.

As a result of that retreat and the wishes of many boards before this one, we signed a contract with Quimby McCoy, restoration architects in Dallas.  They have completed an analysis of what was needed to accomplish that goal and to do it in a setting that preserves the architectural integrity of our one hundred twenty-seven year old building.  

They have now completed the Design phase of the project. It is anticipated the construction phase will start the first of 2018 with the Construction Documents completed by the end of 2017.  

Accessibility Project status:

Design Documents have been completed

Soil sample hole in basement. 

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