The Port Huron Museum will be closed for an additional week to complete an on-going inventory project. According to Andrew Kercher, Manager of Community Engagement, museum employees and volunteers have made substantial progress on logging more than 15,000 museum collectibles in an inventory, and they are hoping to finish the project with the added time.
The museum has been closed to public tours since January 20th while work to complete inventory of the Museum’s Collection as well as a new digitized catalog system has been happening. The Museum has collected tens of thousands of items since opening its doors in 1968, and many items collected by the Library were added years before that.
Kercher said the museum implemented a new item tracking system using printable barcodes so that for future collections and tracking, items’ history and location are more easily accessible. At the same time the artifacts in the collection have been processed, the museum has also been undergoing a deep clean of the entire facility and display cases, in addition to modernizing and standardizing our exhibit labels. The Museum is expected to reopen to the public on February 17.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.