BENEFITING: LYONS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
LYONS MUSEUM FUNDRAISER:
Subject: Lyons Redstone Museum Exterior Restoration Complete! - Only $7,995 more needed.
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM NEEDS $7,995 TO COMPLETE RESTORATION
(By Priscilla Cohan, Museum Assistant)
After 5 years and $80,372.00, the Lyons Redstone Museum is in ship shape. The 133 year old redstone building exterior is painted, repaired and the stone walls are lovingly restored to glory. On May 15, 2014, LaVern (McConnell) Johnson, President, met with the the contractors - Mark young and Derek Ingham of Mark oung Construction, Estella Cole, the laison for the Historical Fund, and Todd Piccone of the St. Vrain School District to go over the restoration work just completed consisting of restoration and paint of the steel panels of the second story, new paint and base on the fire escape at the rear of the building, and repointing the mortar between the sandstone blocks on the first story. (The mortar in many cracks in the walls was chipped away and had fallen out, and Dale Deschambault and son, Chris, professional masons, who specialize in historical restoration, filled the joints. Each new repair was then carefully accentuated with a bead, a rounded detail between each stone. The work is laborious and is a detail never used on contemporary buildings. The result is that the 1881 School House looks as good as it did in the early days.
LaVern Johnson, President and members of the Lyons Historical Society have raised the estimated amount of the Scope of Work of $72,197, with a grant for $54,197 from the State Historic Fund, $5000 each from the town of Lyons and the St. Vrain Valley School District, (owners of he building), and many donations and fundraisers through the years. However, the final push found the Lyons Historical Society $8095 short of funds to pay the bill, due to inflation and special rust paint needed. This past week, friends of the Lyons Redstone Museum have raised nearly $1500.
Please help the historical society reach the $8000 goal. Donations are tax deductible and can be sent by check to the Lyons Historical Society, PO Box 9, Lyons CO 80540.
GARAGE SALES: to help with restoration fund: Saturdays and Sundays, May 31 and June 1 and June 7 and 8, at 306 Evans, Lyons Colorado. (south of the Lyons Post office) 9:00am-4:30p.m.
Donated items welcome.
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM, which depicts the History of the Lyons area, opens its 37th season, to the public on Saturday, May 31 and will be open June thru September, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 - 4:30 and Sunday 12:30 - 4:30. 340 High St, Lyons. Stop by!
SEPTEMBER FLOOD STORIES are being collected every Sunday, 2-4pm at the Walt Self Senior Center, 315 Railroad, Lyons, thru June 22nd, and at 3pm Sat\Sun June 28-29-during the Lyons Good Old Days. Come, tell your story or e-mail stories, pictures, videos for a Flood book to firstname.lastname@example.org
LYONS 38TH ANNUAL GOOD OLD DAYS: (Bohn Park, Sandstone Park, and Museum-340 High
AT MUSEUM-SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1:00PM-Dedication of Museum Restoration; Honor Lyons Pioneers; Honor 2014 Lyons graduates of Pioneer families (50 year or more); Honor Alumni Classes of '04's-'24; '34, '44, '54, '64, '74, '84, '94, '04, '14' Dedication of Stagecoach Questers Sidewalks and Bench; and Flood display. (Museum "Open House" -Sat. 10am-12:30pm; Sun 12:30-4:30pm) Welcome! (We invite you to our Lyons Good Old Days: www.lyons-colorado.com
Contact: LaVern Johnson email@example.com