The Beaches Museum and Proctor Ace Hardware have partnered in a new History Park Improvement Day program. Responsible for a considerable amount of property and historic assets, the Beaches Museum is moving towards a more proactive approach to maintaining them.
While bigger and more technical needs will continue to be handled by skilled contractors, more minor improvement and
projects will be handled by a team of volunteers with a focus on one project or area per month. Supplies for each project will be provided by Proctor Ace Hardware. “Proctor Ace Hardware has been a part of the beaches community since 1936” says Steve Proctor, President. “We value our area’s history and we are proud to support the Beaches Museum in their work to preserve it”.
Since inception of the program, volunteers have cleaned the locomotive and interior of all the building, painted decking, rails and porches and most recently, repainted the Pablo Beach Post Office.
“It was such a natural fit for this program” says Chris Hoffman, Executive Director of the Beaches Museum. “Proctor Ace is incredibly involved in the community and we already rely on them as a local vendor. This partnership just takes an existing relationship to the next level and allows us to use our resources more effectively.”
In the short term, the workforce will be current volunteers with the Museum, however, expansion to include community groups may occur depending on the scope of the project.
or contact the Museum at (904) 241-5657 for further information.