The Vigo County Historical Society has begun the first phase of renovation on the future home of its new History Center. Work on the north facade of the Ehrmann Building in downtown Terre Haute began after the VCHS reached $1 million as part of its capital campaign.
The VCHS says the work on the front of the building will focus on restoring the building’s historic qualities. Work being done includes the renovation and restoration of the brick, limestone sills and historic turret caps on the north facade, along with the restoration of the third floor windows, which are original to the building that was built in 1895.
VCHS Executive Director Marylee Hagan calls the beginning of the project a "major step forward" as the organization prepares to move into its new home. When complete, the History Center will include interactive exhibits, including the story of the design of the Coca-Cola bottle with a working soda fountain.
The organization says another $2 million in donations to the capital campaign is needed to complete the building renovations. You can learn more about the project by clicking here.