Despite a tight schedule and slower-than-hoped-for fund-raising, the
The project began about a year ago, when neighborhood resident Kurt Kretsinger decided the history and culture of the lake should be preserved for future generations.
He then rallied the efforts of many in the community to help him realize his goal, now nearing completion.
In on the design and fabrication of the museum are The Sixth Floor Museum’s Johnny Robertson, Museumscapes Inc.’s Druce Reiley, and Toni Herrin, a science teacher at
The museum, which will be housed in the
When the museum opens later this month, residents can expect to find both historical and recent photos on the museum’s walls and a looped plasma screen presentation detailing the natural and human history of White Rock.
Donations are still needed to complete the museum, Kretsinger says. So far, neighborhood residents have chipped in with more than $10,000 through a flyer and story in the Advocate several months ago, but another $15,000 is needed, he says. Check the museum’s Web site, whiterocklakemuseum.org, for information about how to donate to the fund, and to see a detailed listing of opening day events.