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Museum receives glass display cases

Wahkiakum Historical Society member Frans Eykel lent a hand as one of 12 glass display cases landed at the Wahkiakum County Historical Museum on Dec. 22. Curator Kari Kandoll said the cases came from the Fort Lewis Military Museum, and while they were free, the society hired a professional moving company, B & Z Movers out of Roy, to do the moving, at $200 per case. The cost of the cases would have been almost $4,000 brand new, Kandoll said, but used is around $2,000.

"This does put a strain on our budget until we receive funds from the county and town," she said. "I've been the volunteer curator since July 2005 and I thought I'd never see the day when we would have glass cases that are 6' tall. Once the LED lighting project is done and the items from the built in cases are put back into those cases, then we can start emptying the short display cases and move the tall ones in and arrange new displays in them."

Other society members lending a hand were Greg Kandoll and Larry Hendrickson.

Photo by Rick Nelson


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