Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
The Garden City Historical Society Board of Trustees has committed to a $500,000 capital campaign to engage in a major facelift for the Museum structure on Eleventh Street. This campaign is a monumental task, and the society is asking for the community’s support.
One of the original buildings constructed in Garden City under founder Alexander Turney Stewart, the museum has seen only minimal, minor repairs to the exterior since it was moved to its current location in July 1988. The major scope of renovation and preservation work planned by the society includes: roof and widow’s walk repairs: windows and doors; strip existing paint, prep and restore wood trim; repair soffits; repaint entire structure in period color, and repair driveway and parking.
Some interior renovations to a room adjacent to the archives will allow the society to create a reading room where visitors can review materials from the museum collection under supervision by the society. In addition, minor renovations will be made to existing office space.
The society invites community members to attend its May 2 Spring Capital Campaign Benefit (6-9 p.m.) at The Garden City Hotel. Reservations for the cocktail reception are $75 per person, and can be made by April 26 by contacting President Albert Intreglia (516-750-3214, business hours) or Society Secretary Gloria Jones (516-248-0042 or 917-446-6131).