Celebrating 37 years of serving area members and residents, the Museum’s Board determined the need and developed a plan to construct an addition just off the back door to accommodate a new handicapped accessible bathroom, galley kitchen and some storage for cleaning and AV equipment.
The plans were prepared by Kemper Associates Architects in Farmington and have been approved by the Unionville Historic District. In addition, the museum has identified additional items needed to modernize its exhibition and research capabilities including such as a new sound system, podium, television, audio-visual equipment, computer, and new software that also need funding.
The Museum’s Building Committee for this project has selected a contractor and has been working with that contractor to secure the needed approvals and permits from the Town which includes review and approval by the Architectural Design Review Committee (ADRC), TPZ approval, a Building Permit and final approval by the Town Council. We hope to finalize the construction schedule by the end of the year with an anticipated completion date for the addition of mid-2022.
The Museum has raised over $50,000 for the project to date and wishes to thank the hundreds of individual donors who contributed. We are grateful for the extent of the support that we received from our members and friends of the Museum. It was overwhelming. We would also like to thank Ion Bank, the Farmington Community Chest, the Unionville Lions Club, and the Rotary Club for their generous contributions. We exceeded our initial goal, but the need is greater than we anticipated given the unexpected increase in construction costs due to the pandemic and its impact on the global supply chain. If you would like to make a financial contribution to the Building Campaign as part of your holiday giving plans, you can do that here, through the website, or by mailing a check to the Museum. All donations are greatly appreciated.