Today was my first chance to get back into the Cochrane Historical Museum after flood damage this past spring. The exhibits on the first floor were unharmed but the archives, work area and meeting space on the lower floor were significantly damaged.
I am sure impressed. Not only have repairs been done but it looks better and more functional than before. The area is divided into an Archives, meeting space and research space that is more attractive and useful than before.
Meeting area and one research station
The chance of future flooding reaching the Museum has been eliminated by adding a berm.
Berm to reduce flooding
Access to the lower floor has been improved by making changes to the original stairs.
Improved access to lower floor
Thanks to all the volunteers, donators and contractors that made this possible. The history of our beautiful town can again be displayed.