ENDANGERED PLACES UPDATE!!
Major work will begin August 18th to restore the original roof line of the
Nemaha County Temple of Honor, Endangered Places List 2013. The project will be paid for with local funds and when
completed, allow the building to be eligible for possible future historic
restoration grants. With that in mind, the Nemaha County Historic Society
is preparing a preliminary grant application for the restoration of the front
portico and steps. Progress is being made to involve college age students to
assist in the planning of this and possibly other upcoming Temple building
repair and improvement projects.
On the grounds, an outdoor
name sign and large flag pole are needed and word has gone out to community
organizations for assistance. The M 7
Priest 105 mm Howitzer (often called 'the tank') and the 1864 Ordnance rifle
(cannon) have been in place since early spring on the lawn.
building, the basement restrooms are operational. Electrical outlets have been
installed at floor level on the North and South walls of the main museum hall.
These of course have been wired into the new service entrance installed last
year. More electrical work will take place as needs are
determined. A small military library has been started in the NW
entrance of the building. This has provided more useful space for
research. A jewelry case purchased from Macy's closeout will display
military medals and awards in locked compartments. The Nemaha County
Historical Board invites the public to visit.
Congratulations to all those involved and keep up the great work!