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After a  very busy and promising summer building season, the Mattoon historic organization is preparing to move to the interior of its museum for plenty of heavy duty work.

The historicals own the community's longtime hospital, which served from 1910 to 1950 as the home of health care in the busy Shawano County community.

During the summer months the exterior of the hospital building was sided, new porches built and the structure just south of the Community Hall has a new and upbeat look.

“We are moving indoors for the winter, Art and Jesse White explained last week as a group of supporters  and planners met at the facility.

With the exterior preserved and dressed up, they explained that it is time to get to work on the interior.

There will be an area set aside to mark the years Dr. Orlando Partridge practiced medicine there, 1910 to 1947, and galleries to show items, photographs and other materials donated for display.

“The building will be a true museum,” Dick White said, noting that heavy donations that have been given since the project was announced.

“We have had tremendous support,” he and Jesse added.

There is plenty of work to do on the interior of the building, but it is in structurally good shape and it can be done.

The men and their supporters said they would like to hold an opening during the summer of 2020.

Like many smaller towns, before the arrival of dependable and fast-moving automobiles and roads to run them on, things boomed.

“ We had almost 2,000  people here,” Dick said, with the main street filled with businesses, a railroad that brought passengers, goods and mill logs and supplies, to the village.

It is an exciting project that will preserve Mattoon's historical treasures forever. It is a true accomplishment for a small, but active community.
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MATTOON MUSEUM  Work is progressing on a project to change the longtime Mattoon Hospital into a museum, hopefully in 2020. In the top picture, the last “baby” burn at the hospital, DeWaine Schultz posed in the former birthing room with his parents, Mori and Clarence, last week. He was delivered by Dr. Fred Garbisch of Antigo at the facility in 1950. The lower picture shows some of the volunteers on the project posed outside of the recently updated building.

Project to develop Mattoon museum will move ahead during winter
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After a  very busy and promising summer building season, the Mattoon historic organization is preparing to move to the interior of its museum for plenty of heavy duty work.

The historicals own the community's longtime hospital, which served from 1910 to 1950 as the home of health care in the busy Shawano County community.

During the summer months the exterior of the hospital building was sided, new porches built and the structure just south of the Community Hall has a new and upbeat look.

“We are moving indoors for the winter, Art and Jesse White explained last week as a group of supporters  and planners met at the facility.

With the exterior preserved and dressed up, they explained that it is time to get to work on the interior.

There will be an area set aside to mark the years Dr. Orlando Partridge practiced medicine there, 1910 to 1947, and galleries to show items, photographs and other materials donated for display.

“The building will be a true museum,” Dick White said, noting that heavy donations that have been given since the project was announced.

“We have had tremendous support,” he and Jesse added.

There is plenty of work to do on the interior of the building, but it is in structurally good shape and it can be done.

The men and their supporters said they would like to hold an opening during the summer of 2020.

Like many smaller towns, before the arrival of dependable and fast-moving automobiles and roads to run them on, things boomed.

“ We had almost 2,000  people here,” Dick said, with the main street filled with businesses, a railroad that brought passengers, goods and mill logs and supplies, to the village.

It is an exciting project that will preserve Mattoon's historical treasures forever. It is a true accomplishment for a small, but active community.
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MATTOON MUSEUM  Work is progressing on a project to change the longtime Mattoon Hospital into a museum, hopefully in 2020. In the top picture, the last “baby” burn at the hospital, DeWaine Schultz posed in the former birthing room with his parents, Mori and Clarence, last week. He was delivered by Dr. Fred Garbisch of Antigo at the facility in 1950. The lower picture shows some of the volunteers on the project posed outside of the recently updated building.
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