Museum Moves Out of Moldy Building
In the last few months, we have been keeping track of our friends at The Douglas Fairbank Museum in Texas. We first found out about them when surfing the net and were immediately drawn to their story. Upon relocating to Texas and moving into a historic property to house their museum dedicated to the former American actor, Douglas Fairbank, the curator discovered a severe mold infestation hiding within the walls of the property. The museum began to post online in search of any help possible. With little money to remediate the property, the group tried to stick it out for a while. Unfortunately, a little while proved to be more costly than the remediation.
“For a couple of weeks there, I thought I just had the flu.” museum curator Keri Leigh says. “But my symptoms weren’t getting any better and I couldn’t figure out why I was having all these other symptoms but no fever. It didn’t make sense.”
Subsequently, the museum has moved out of the location. “It’s really sad,” Leigh says. “I had such high hopes for this place just a few short months ago.”
Currently, the museum is in desperate need of a new home. Anyone who has a suitable historic home or building they would consider donating or leasing to the Douglas Fairbanks Museum is encouraged to call (830) 444-0523 to discuss a resident curatorship, possible tax incentives or other options for your property. The museum is willing to relocate anywhere within the United States.
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