Winter is Coming

The Old Stone House has geothermal heating.  The temperature can be kept at about 55 degrees all winter long inside the house.  First, the building must be winterized.  Nathan Erickson from Total Interiors in Geneva has been contracted to make a basement door.  He is working with Joe Pitsor to create a door that reflects the personality of the Old Stone House.  We will also put the plywood up over the North and South doors, once again with insulation in between the door and the plywood.  The basement windows will be covered and a heavy curtain will be hung over the stairs heading upstairs to the 2nd floor.  .  October 24, in the afternoon, we will put put plastic on all the windows with a layer of insulation between the window and the plastic.  Please join us!  Bring gloves and a happy attitude please.  Contact Deb Brown at 641-580-0103 or deb@debworks.com if you are interested in joining in the fun.

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The Museum is open from January 15 through November 15: Monday - Friday, 1 to 4. 

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the museum is also open Sunday 1 to 4.

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