Improvements slated for Calhoun County Museum

A major renovation at the Calhoun County Museum started small.

“It started off with (the need for) modern restrooms,” board member Jerry Green said.

To get to the restrooms in the museum, people using the gym – the museum is housed in the former Rockwell City High School building – have to climb stairs to reach the floor where the restrooms are located. For a large number of museum users, that isn’t always an easy feat.

But then, board member Marlene Johnson said, a new problem emerged.

“The east wall was falling out,” she said. “There were holes in it.”

On a tour of the eastern section of the building, a large room museum board members think may have once been the high school bus garage before it became the boys’ athletic room, light can be seen coming in through cracks. 

Read more in the June 13 edition.