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Old Schoolhouse Museum multipurpose building construction continues

Joe Lares and Dave Tilton of Clark Construction/Desert Earth Works work on site preparation for historical society's the new multipurpose building on the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse Museum, May 4, 2018. (Historical society photo by Kelly O'Sullivan)

Joe Lares, Carlos Lares and Dave Tilton of Clark Construction/Desert Earth Works work on site preparation for the historical society's new multipurpose building on the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse Museum, May 4, 2018. (Historical society photo by Kelly O'Sullivan)

Twentynine Palms Historical Society President Les Snodgrass, second from right, and Dave Tilton, Carlos Lares and Scott Clark of Clark Construction/Desert Earth Works work on site preparation for the historical society's new multipurpose building on the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse Museum, May 4, 2018. (Historical society photo by Kelly O'Sullivan)

Carlos Lares of Clark Construction/Desert Earth Work works on site preparation for the historical society's new multipurpose building on the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse Museum, May 4, 2018. (Historical society photo by Kelly O'Sullivan)

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Twentynine Palms Historical Society
Old Schoolhouse Museum
6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 (760) 367-2366 • Email: 29PalmsHistorical@gmail.clm

May 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Old Schoolhouse Museum multipurpose building construction continues

TWENTYNINE PALMS – Construction on a 2,220-square-foot multipurpose building, the latest addition to the Old Schoolhouse Museum complex here, is continuing.

Twentynine Palms Historical Society President Les Snodgrass and Scott Clark, Carlos Lares, Joe Lares and Dave Tilton of Clark Construction/Desert Dirt Works have been working since April 7 to prepare the site for the foundation and framing. The crew could begin pouring concrete as early as Thursday, May 10.

“I hope to be able to start framing by the week after the concrete is finished,” Snodgrass said. “But that will depend on availability of lumber and volunteers.”

When completed, the building will house a 1,500-square-foot multipurpose room, a catering kitchen, restrooms and storage spaces.

The multipurpose room will accommodate up to 200 people in an auditorium configuration or 100 people in a conference room configuration. It will serve as a gathering spot for the society’s annual Old Timers Gathering, annual meetings, the Weed Show and other events. The facility also will be available for use by other nonprofit organizations and events.

After years of fundraising, the historical society has approximately $140,000 in its expansion fund, and will continue to raise money for the project throughout construction.

Anyone interested in donating time, materials or money toward the project is asked to contact Snodgrass at (760) 861-5801 or les@29palmshistorical.org.

“We plan to do as much of the work as possible with volunteers. If you can help in any way – providing labor, skills, material or cash – we would be most appreciative,” he said.

For updates on the project, visit the society’s Facebook page.

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Joe Lares and Dave Tilton of Clark Construction/Desert Earth Works work on site preparation for historical society’s the new multipurpose building on the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse Museum, May 4, 2018. (Historical society photo by Kelly O’Sullivan)
Joe Lares, Carlos Lares and Dave Tilton of Clark Construction/Desert Earth Works work on site preparation for the historical society’s new multipurpose building on the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse Museum, May 4, 2018. (Historical society photo by Kelly O’Sullivan)
Twentynine Palms Historical Society President Les Snodgrass, second from right, and Dave Tilton, Carlos Lares and Scott Clark of Clark Construction/Desert Earth Works work on site preparation for the historical society’s new multipurpose building on the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse Museum, May 4, 2018. (Historical society photo by Kelly O’Sullivan)
Carlos Lares of Clark Construction/Desert Earth Work works on site preparation for the historical society’s new multipurpose building on the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse Museum, May 4, 2018. (Historical society photo by Kelly O’Sullivan)

 

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Twentynine Palms Historical Society, 6760 National Park Dr., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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