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|Landscaping underway at museum|
The Franklin Parish Museum is one step closer to reality after work crews spent several days landscaping the old Franklin Parish post office on Prairie Street in Winnsboro.
Main Street, Inc., manager Kay LaFrance-Knight said the landscaping was just "the first step" of many needed before the museum can open its doors, but said the time was right as the money was available and it's time to plant.
"Just in case people think it's premature to do that before we move in, once we start the construction converting the old post office to the museum, all that work will be done on the inside," LaFrance-Knight said. "It won't affect the outside."
LaFrance said museum organizers chose the new landscaping scheme because of its simplicity and elegance.
"It will be very complimentary of the street," LaFrance-Knight said. "I think it will be something everyone will be proud of."
The Franklin Parish Museum project has an estimated price tag of $250,000. Some of that money has already been secured from a special Senate appropriation as well as a capital outlay grant from the Legislature.
Also, the museum was the recipient of a "small fašade grant" that was used to replace broken windows and a door at the Prairie Street entrance.
When completed, the museum will feature a number of revolving exhibits, including tributes to Franklin Parish history, military service, agriculture and arts.
LaFrance-Knight noted the museum will showcase, "all of the best of what we are about in Franklin Parish."
LaFrance-Knight said organizers are working with Murphy-Orr Exhibits of Atlanta, an architectural and design firm specializing in museums.
Murphy-Orr's preliminary plans are being used as the working model for the museum, but LaFrance-Knight said that museum organizers will continue to fine-tune the designs as the museum's needs become apparent.
Currently, the museum is in the process of raising funds, finalizing designs, and getting the required inspections by government agencies such as the fire marshal.
After that, it is only a matter of time before the museum opens, LaFrance-Knight said.
"Hopefully, it won't be too very long before this project will be a reality," LaFrance-Knight said.