AFTER 10 YEARS THE HEAT IS ON AT MARITIME & HERITAGE CENTER
After more than a decade without any heat, the 28,000 sq. ft. Pacific Maritime & Heritage has a new heating system. Paul Schneidecker Heating and Air of Newport installed the system using the existing duct system, which was in good condition. The heating system requires two large gas furnaces and has programmable thermostats.
“I’m glad there was a well qualified local contractor to take on this challenging project,” Steve Wyatt, executive director of the society, said.
“This is a terrific milestone for us. Now we can fill in areas that need flooring and complete upgrades to other systems,” Wyatt said. “This brings us closer to getting our occupancy permit, being able to rent out the facility for functions, and open the main floor with exhibits in June of 2013.”
The Society is already receiving numerous requests to use the facility for special events.
The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Lincoln County. It operates the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums located at 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport. The museums are free and open to the public. The Burrows House Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Log Cabin Museum is open Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.