The carpet and floor project was completed in time to meet the deadline of November 1, set by the City of St. Charles when they issued a $5,000 grant toward the cost of the project.  The damaged area along the north wall was found to be a bit more extensive than initially thought since the old carpet didn’t allow a good inspection of the area prior to its removal.  Old termite damage that must have occurred well before the Society moved into the building extended some twelve feet into the room and for a distance of at least eight feet along the wall.  There had apparently been a water leak there at some time in the past and termites entered.  The Society notified its termite inspection and remediation service and no current termite activity was found.  The additional work to repair the floor added about another $1,500 to the cost of the project, but it was still completed in sufficient time to achieve the November 1, 2018 deadline.  Thanks are due to all who contributed some $8,800 dollars toward the project.  The Society appreciates the support!  All the files, books, boxes and other records that had to be removed temporarily are now being restored to their proper shelf location.  To see a slide show of the project CLICK HERE.
Contributions can still be made by calling the Archives at (636) 946-9828.  Of course your contribution is tax deductible since the Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity.