Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Camp Hearne Diary August 11, 2010

Am I excited. The barrack is looking so good. We still need to build the ramp to the back door and a few finishing touches inside. Then we go outside to mark the parking pad, gravel the drive-through, set a culvert for the parking pad and add new landscape.

Check out the inside. The front part is the original barrack as it was during 1942. I love the sliding windows. Matt and Jim built the custom windows. They slide horizontally just like the 1942 plans show.
The middle part of the barrack is the exhibit area. Cannot wait to move the display cases in and implement our new interpretive exhibit. The Texas Historical Foundation has just awarded us a $5000 grant to help us redo our exhibit in is new home.
The back part of the barrack is the visitor center. A small kitchen sink is provided with a point-of-use water heater. There is also a small unisex restroom.
The flooring is white pine, 1"x6" tongue-in-groove long boards finished with tung oil. The wood is soft, but it is what they used in the '40s and it does look great.
It is really exciting to see this come together.