The Whale Museum undergoing building improvements; working toward 'green' building status

The Whale Museum ... built in 1892, undergoing improvements. - Margaret Mihalik
The Whale Museum ... built in 1892, undergoing improvements.
— image credit: Margaret Mihalik

The Whale Museum, built in 1892, is undergoing some improvements.

Insulation is being installed under the building (which is seasonally inhabitated by a large river otter). New energy efficient windows are being installed. And the building is being reroofed.

The museum has applied for a historic preservation grant for funds to paint the building.

"We've undergoing a big campaign to make the museum more energy efficient, with the goal of making it a 'green' building," museum Executive Director Jenny Atkinson said.

For more information about the campaign, contact Val Veirs, 378-8360, or

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