Boilers, part of the Weyerhaeuser Museum's HVAC system, October 2020.

Morrison County Historical Society Raising Funds for New HVAC System

Morrison County Historical Society Raising Funds for New HVAC System

Though it quietly hums in the background, barely noticed by visitors, the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum is critical to the museum’s operations. The HVAC serves as the respiratory system for the building, providing a comfortable, stable environment for visitors and the tens of thousands of collections items being cared for by the Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS). These items tell the stories of the many people who have made this land their home over the centuries.

The Weyerhaeuser Museum opened in 1975, which is when most of its current HVAC system was put into use. The system is now well over 40 years old and has become inefficient by today’s energy standards and costly to maintain. It needs to be replaced, which will mean removing the giant air handler and boilers and replacing them with high-efficiency gas furnaces. New air conditioners and humidifiers will be part of the project, too. The cost for replacing the HVAC is estimated to be around $140,000.

MCHS is making fundraising for the HVAC the focus of its 2020 year-end appeal and Give to the Max Day.

Give to the Max Day is an annual focused day of giving hosted by GiveMN.org in order to raise money for nonprofits all over Minnesota. This year’s Give to the Max Day is November 19, though early giving began November 1.

We need your help to tackle this crucial project. Our goal is to replace the HVAC – the lungs of the Weyerhaeuser Museum – in the spring or summer of 2021. Your contribution is crucial to this project.

Donations to MCHS’s HVAC project can be made through our GiveMN.org page: https://www.givemn.org/story/Ya5m5f, or through MCHS’s online shop: https://morrison-county-historical-society.square.site/.

In order to make a donation by check, contact MCHS at 320-632-4007 and request a 2020 year-end appeal form and return envelope.

Thank you for your support!

Boilers, part of the Weyerhaeuser Museum's HVAC system, October 2020.
Boilers, part of the Weyerhaeuser Museum’s HVAC system, October 2020.
Air handler, humidifier, and control panel, Weyerhaeuser Museum's HVAC system, October 2020.
Air handler, humidifier, and control panel, Weyerhaeuser Museum’s HVAC system, October 2020.
Motors on the Weyerhaeuser Museum's HVAC system, October 2020.
Motors on the Weyerhaeuser Museum’s HVAC system, October 2020.

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