[vcf-midatlantic] VCF Museum and Warehouse Update
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Sat Aug 7 21:49:44 UTC 2021
I would be happy to volunteer! I am fostering a puppy right now so it couldn’t be for too many hours in a row, but so can definitely pitch in!
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On Saturday, August 7, 2021, 5:24 PM, Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
Good evening everyone. The VCF Steering Committee is pleased to inform you of some exciting updates involving our warehouse and museum!
The warehouse is going to be moving to a different section of the building it is currently in, providing us with about 600 additional square feet over the space we have now.
More importantly, this section has a better roof on it (no leaks!) a paved ramp to the entrance and access to a loading dock (albeit one that needs some love and attention)
We will be moving into this new space in short order and will then begin the process of finishing and climate controlling the space. This is good news for all the VCF artifacts!
Now for even more exciting news!
As many of you know, our current museum occupies just under 1/4 of a section of the 9010 Building at InfoAge (specifically just under 1/4 of section 9010A.) Each full section is about 6800 square feet. VCF will be moving into section 9010B. All of 9010B. When all is said and done we will have over 6300 square feet of museum space or just over 4 times what we currently have!
Additionally, 9010B accesses the main hallway that connect all the ‘H’ buildings together (referred to as “Broadway” by InfoAge) which means several things for us.
People will be able to access our new museum once completed by simply crossing the street from the main building. This will eliminate them having to walk down the street and around the corner. People will also be able to enter our museum from both ends, so whether they are by the Model Railroad and Wireless Operators section, (Where our current museum is) or coming from the Military Technology Museum or the Electronic Warfare section they can access our museum.
We are very excited about these changes and will be reaching out to all our members looking for volunteers to help clear and prep the spaces and make them ready for our artifacts and/or the general public, as well as raising the funds to make all of these things happen!!
Stay tuned for more updates as the time approaches for us to start clearing 9036C (the location of our new warehouse) in preparation for the big move as well as working on 9010B for our new museum. We will need your help and support as we transition to our new locations!
On behalf of the VCF Steering Committee
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