Election

Letter to the Editor: Meigs Historical Society levy

Dear Editor,

The Meigs Co Historical Society/Museum has placed a .5 mill levy on the ballot to be voted on in the upcoming Nov. 5th election. We are providing the following information in a effort to help you understand the need for this levy. Since 1971, the hillside directly behind the museum on Butternut Ave. has slipped and caused damage on three different occasions, the last being in 2010. The 2010 slip caused damage to the annex next to the original museum. The house on the other side of the annex was damaged so badly, it was condemned. The issues with the hillside have been of great concern considering the many county artifacts history housed in those two buildings. Dampness and mildew have also been serious problems. Sadly, several of the burgundy bound history books that were part of our fundraising efforts were totally ruined even with dehumidifiers running 24 hours a day.

When the generous offer of the three large buildings in Middleport was made, the Trustees voted to accept and move to the Middleport location. Although renovations have enabled us to open our doors to the public, the project is far from completion. Volunteers have worked very hard to get to this stage, and the support of the community is very much needed and appreciated. We would appreciate your YES vote on Nov 5th so the necessary upgrades may be made so we can continue to preserve the precious artifacts of our great county.

Thank you for your consideration,

Meigs County Historical Society Trustees