2011-04-14 / Local & State

PA Lumber Museum Plans $5.4M Expansion

GALETON, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is planning $5.4 million in renovations and improvements, the first major fix-up since the attraction opened in 1972.

The museum is in north central Pennsylvania, along U.S. Route 6 in Galeton, about 150 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The building is getting a new roof, heating and ventilation system – and will be using geothermal heat.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission tells the Bradford Era that the museum’s entrance will be lowered to ground level so elderly and disabled visitors can access the building more easily.

The museum’s new season begins Saturday and will run through the fall, when the work will begin. The improvements will take about 18 months but won’t affect this year’s schedule, including the 37th annual Bark Peelers’ Convention during the July 4 weekend.

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