The outdoor work has finally started on the museum site. Crews demolished and leveled the old landscaping around the museum entrance yesterday and have been preparing to repair the old entrance and lay in the new accessibility ramp. The shelving install is half complete on the inside of the building and the facade is prepared for the new siding installation on the outside. Staff have met with neighbors in the community to negotiate landscaping options and the project is excited about the prospect of donating to a Neighborhood application for the City of London SPARKS initiative.
The summer will be spent purchasing equipment and setting up the new building. The Sustainable Archaeology facility will officially open its doors during the Museum of Ontario Archaeology's Harvest Festival on September 16-18, corresponding with the City of London's Doors Open Ontario event in which both facilities are participating.