Awning, Sign Spruce Up Museum Exterior

September 17, 2012 at 8:48 PM


A new awning announces the museum to passersby.

          The DuBois Area Historical Society’s E. D. Reitz Museum underwent a facade renovation on September 17 with the installation of new signage and awning.


 awning_2.jpg           Sekula Sign Corporation, DuBois, installed both the awning and the sign (shown working above and at left).

            The new awning fronts two of the Society’s three buildings. It replaces a weatherworn awning that was at least eight years old. The new sign replaced another weatherworn sign that was on the building for many years.

             “This project enhances the appearance of our buildings,” said Ruth Gregori, DuBois Area Historical Society President. “Both improvements help to identify our location and the awning protects our window displays from sun damage.”

             The cost of the awning was $10,946 and the sign cost $1,700. Toward this project, the Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group awarded the DuBois Area Historical Society a matching fund grant of $5,000 for the awning.

             The remaining cost of the project was financed through grant money and donations. As a 501(c)3 organization, the DuBois Area Historical Society can accept tax deductible donations at any time.

             “We greatly appreciate the grant from the DuBois Revitalization Group and all of the individuals who stepped up with donations, who helped us to finance this project,” said Gregori.


The new sign should last many years.


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