The Coal Creek Miners Museum Board of Directors, volunteers, and the City of Rocky Top have been working hard to obtain funding for the remodel of the new Coal Creek Miners Museum building, a press release said.
Before the holidays, they applied for an Appalachian Resource Commission grant and applied to two other private foundations for funds. They are still waiting to hear whether or not they will receive any funding, the release said.
In the meantime, they are planning a Spring Cleaning at the future home of the Coal Creek Miners Museum.
“This will allow us to get the museum ready for the remodel and to see the extent of the work that needs to be done,” said Tim Isbel, chairperson of the Coal Creek Miners Museum Board of Directors. “The main reason we are seeking funds through grants and foundations because we need to install an elevator so the public can access the second floor.
“However, if we don’t receive the grants, we want to be ready to do what we can,” Isbel said.
If you would like to help, plan on meeting at the future museum (former Bank of America building located next to city hall on main street) on April 11 at 9 a.m. They will work until around noon.
For more information, call (865) 659-2829 or visit www.coalcreekminersmuseum.com.