This past spring our Charlotte County Archives underwent a fairly major renovation. The worn out floor was replaced with a new aged- plank-look laminate and the main floor rooms were all freshly painted. Once this work was completed, new custom wooden shelving was installed in what had previously been the office/gift shop. Sheila Washburn, one of our Board members, and Chris Hannan with his crew at Hannan's Construction designed and built them, Trevor Wallace donated his time painting, and the end result was that the Archives acquired some marvellous new shelves which have enabled us to re-purpose the rooms on the ground floor. Our gift shop is now housed in the new shelving, which has freed up that space so that we now have two research rooms at our patrons' disposal! The office/gift shop has been transformed into a media room, with our microfilm readers, and the Archives databases, photograph collection, and other resources on a computer for researchers to use. We still have that lovely large table in the other room for those who need to spread out with the reference books.
We are constantly humbled by those who see the importance of the work the Archives does in our community, and are eager to help us out. Please join us in thanking Sheila Washburn, Chris Hannan and Trevor Wallace; they truly believe in giving back to their community!