In January of 2017 we made some much-needed upgrades to the Archives! We replaced the aging carpet with vinyl plank flooring, changed up the work area, installed a new work station, and rearranged the research library. A fresh coat of paint and some drapes...voila!

 Staff workspace

Staff workspace

 The research room. 

The research room. 

Removing the carpet was not just an aesthetic change, it also help us to keep the archives in a cleaner state free of pests. Carpets have a habit of trapping organic matter and bacteria that in turn attracts pests such as silverfish. 

We also added room-darkening curtains that allow us to better control UV radiation entering the building. 

Check out the gallery of before and after: