Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum!

by Jeff Titcomb on July 19th, 2012

Have you visited the New Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum yet?
This Beautiful and Stunning building used to be the Bransford McIntyre Dry Goods warehouse, built in 1877. It's been through many years of transformation to become the museum in Greenville today. The many layers of siding were pulled off and an entire interior restoration was artfully done. The floor boards were pulled and put back after structural improvements were made, with warehouse stains still intact. The front and side doors were made out of 130 year old wood that had been stored within the old building. Thanks Brad Smith and Mavis Somers for the untold hours spent making new doors and almost everything else imagineable to complete this restoration. The community of Greenville is so Thankful for the sharing of your talents!
Mavis also contributed the Beautifully painted Barn Quilt that is attached to the Mill Street side of the building. It's Wonderfully painted as a block quilt hanging on a clothesline, complete with clothespins and chickadees, as it looks to be gently blowing in the wind. The building is ADA compliant and that was no easy task! It is obvious as you look and see the large handicap ramp that goes up the Mill Street side of the building. The old board and bat exterior finish is great and underneath those boards the walls all received a new sheet of plywood for extra strength and insulation. For all these changes we Thank Bink Huddleston, as a long term serving President of the Board of Directors, and Project Manager, many of these changes were able to be undertaken and successfully accomplished under such Great leadership! There is a plaque inside dedicated to Bink and his efforts. He is still a Board of Director and volunteers to manage the museum many days per month, so stop by and give him a "thumbs up" for his service.
The museum is located on the corners of Mill Street and Main Street in Historic Greenville, California. A Premiere Gateway Community to Lake Almanor and Lassen Volcanic National Park.
The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10a.m. till 2 p.m. During the months of May through the end of September.
This years feature is "Indian Valley Schools" so you're bound to see school band uniforms and year books from every era. The instruments and science class tools are on display too. We have a donated hand painted, matted, and framed picture of the old historic schools of Indian Valley that will be raffled off, so make sure to buy your raffle tickets while you're there, or call 530.284.6633 for more information. The museum has a Great Facebook page too for communicating directly with docents of the museum.
Come check it out today! See what wonderful events and memoriabilia await. As always this museum can't remain without help from the public in form of donations and docents. Please donate time and money if possible to save such a Lovely museum.
Thank You!


Posted in not categorized    Tagged with Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum, Indian Valley, Plumas County, Lake Almanor, Premiere Gateway Community to Lassen Volcanic National Park, Plumas County, Barn Quilt Trail, Bransford McIntyre Dry Goods Warehouse, 1877 Building, Northeastern California


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Jeff Titcomb - July 19th, 2012 at 3:28 PM
I didn't want to give it all away! You'll need to go to the museum and find out how it got its name and more info about the building. Teaser!

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