A long standing and proud landmark in Campbell is poised to get a new look! During it’s meeting on Wednesday, June 27th, the Campbell Historic Preservation Board (HPB) approved a city proposal to paint the Campbell Historical Museum.
Museum Director, Karen Lange, presented the city’s recommendation to the HPB. The museum attracts hundreds of visitors to the downtown area each year. Director Lange cited an independent evaluation of the museum’s facilities that stated that the museum would benefit from improved visibility through the use of new color and landscaping improvements. The evaluation itself was made possible thru a Conversation Assessment Program grant that the museum received last year.
The museum was last painted twelve years ago. The new color scheme will utilize “heritage” colors and be a combination of burgundy red and grey – paying homage to the building’s firehouse past.
As a double bonus, the paint and labor for the project will be made possible thru a partnership between The Home Depot and the Campbell Rotary Club.
I’m totally excited about this project. It’s a great example of how a city can be creative with grant funding while involving business and community organizations to improve our wonderful town. Well done!