House of Flags seeks volunteers for upstairs remodeling project

Published 4:34 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The House of Flags Museum in Columbus held a grand opening in its new building on Nov. 11. 2011. (photo by Chris Bartol)

The House of Flags Museum is developing its plans to complete the remodeling of the museum’s upstairs space, which will include a presentation room, library and conference room.
The Timken, Wal-Mart and Duke Energy Foundations plus the Polk County Community Foundation, have provided grant money for the project. House of Flags officials said they have cost estimates from the major contractors who can begin work in January: new windows, partition walls, ceilings, insulation, electrical, wheel chair lift, furnace and air conditioning.
However, some costs need to be shaved from the overall project to get it completed this year, according to the House of Flags. This is where local volunteers have been helpful in the past, working on the ground floor project.
If you are able to volunteer your time as a rough or finish carpenter, painter, dry wall installer/finisher, oak flooring repair/restorer, electrician or a skilled (or semi-skilled) helper, House of Flags officials would like to hear from you. You can email Robert Williamson at flagmuseum@gmail.com, indicating what skills you have and about how many hours you would be willing to contribute in the first quarter of 2012.
Your financial support would also be greatly appreciated, museum officials said. House of Flags is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so your donations will most likely be tax deductible (consult your tax professional).
– article submitted by Robert Williamson