Eugene Williams, Grundy Foundation executive director, announced substantial investments by the foundation in essential operations, Grundy Library and Museum infrastructure, and grant support for building and sustaining the local shutdown.
Updates to the Grundy Library include both interior and exterior renovations. Inside the building are three new study rooms, a snack area to enjoy coffee, tea or a quick bite while in the building, and updated carpeting and paint throughout. Other infrastructure changes include a new and improved elevator and a HEPA-filtered HVAC system. Anticipated for completion in 2022 are terraces on each side of the building and spacious rooftop greens on which to relax, read or picnic. Slated for the street level are perimeter pergolas offering respite from the sun, along with tables, benches, potted landscaping and lighting.
The Grundy Foundation is optimistic about a June 2021 reopening of the library, with interior finishes underway. Locals can continue to take advantage of curbside and virtual services for now. Artist renderings of the exterior project will soon be available for public inspection on the Grundy campus, located at 610-680 Radcliffe Street. In the meantime, they can be viewed at grundyfoundation.com/masterplan.
At the Grundy Museum, there are expanded interior views of Sen. Joseph Grundy’s home. Callers visiting the Victorian-era home can do so in comfort with a new HEPA-filtered HVAC system that added air conditioning. Grundy family collections have been refurbished and new items were added to the house collections within the home.
Museum tours have officially started. General tour times, dates and further thematic tour information can be found at grundymuseum.ticketleap.com