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Transportation museum in final stages

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Logan County Historical Society board member Doug Chamberlain walks through the main display area of the transportation museum that is nearing completion. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

The Logan County Historical Society’s new transportation museum is now in the home stretch of the construction phase and the society’s board is now preparing to fill the space and have a gala grand opening at the end of April.

During the Thursday evening meeting, board members were invited to tour the $3 million building, which will be complete by the end of the year.

“We’ve had some trials but it’s all coming together,” board member and project architect Karen Beasley said, noting that the general contractor Robertson Construction Service Inc. is finishing ceiling and roof work, working on the polished floor and preparing to install the elevator.

“Everyone from Robertson has been so good to work with and they have gone out of their way to make sure everything is done the right way,” Ms. Beasley said. “They are still saying an end-of-the-year completion date.”

The new museum space, which will pay tribute to many ways the transportation industry has played a vital role in Logan County’s prosperity, was made possible by a $2.4 million grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation and $600,000 in private contributions.

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