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Museum gets upgrades thanks to Youngstown Foundation grant

October 3, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

The War Veterans Museum, located on U.S. 224 near the intersection of State Route 46 in Canfield, has completed some upgrades that were made possible through a grant for $5,551 from the Youngstown Foundation. The museum was able to upgrade its security system and its four restroom facilities.

"We were able to upgrade our bathrooms with water-saver, handicap accessible toilets," said museum president Doug Speece.

He said the new toilets average 1.5 gallons of water per use while the old ones that were removed used five gallons per use. The new toilets sit much higher, making it easier to use for elderly adults.

On the security side, the grant helped upgrade the museum's security system by providing for additional cameras and a better monitoring system.

"We added cameras inside and outside," Speece said. "And we upgraded our monitoring system."

On top of the grant project, the landscaping is also being renovated. That work was approved as an Eagle Scout project for a local scout.

The museum is still in need of funding to help with work on the barn and sealing the parking lot. Speece said anyone can donate and the museum is a non-profit entity, so donations are tax deductible. For information on the museum, including private tours, cal;l 330-533-6311 or stop by on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 23 East Main Street in Canfield (U.S. 224).

 
 

 

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