The museum building and its exhibits formally opened on September 3rd, 2005 after a decade of organizing, planning, fund raising, and construction. Today, the 2400-square foot building is open Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 every week from Spring to the end of Fall, with free entry for the public.
As of early Spring 2008 we have completed our media center, thanks in part to generous contributions from the Arnold Lions Club and the Angels Murphys Lions. We are making slow progress on having all our precious photos scanned and available via a database, so that visitors and volunteers alike can have quick and easy access to them. This work will continue, but progress is very slow.
The museum, actually the owners and operators of the museum, the Friends of the Logging Museum, have completed a long standing and worrisome project to get the driveway into the museum up to County specifications. Local resident and contractor, Danny Emerson, has with his mostly volunteer work and use of his and borrowed equipment has completed this project. Just harvesting the trees that were in the way, and getting the stumps out was a major piece of work, not to mention the excavation, preparation, and paving of the new driveway.
So, the facility is pretty much complete and our focus has turned to completing our interior exhibits and also we’ve been organizing and identifying our outdoor exhibits.
As of 2014, both our outdoor and indoor exhibits are in great shape. We’re still adding to the indoor exhibits and rotating others, but there is a whole lot to see.