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Ceremony marks commencement of transportation museum project

Ceremonial ground-breaking shovels dug into sod Friday, kicking off a project to build a 15,000-square-foot Logan County Transportation Museum.

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ABOVE: The new transportation museum at the Logan County Historical Society, being funded by a $2.4 million Ohio Department of Transportation grant and $600,000 in local donations, is shown in this architectural drawing. (ILLUSTRATION | LOGAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY) FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Local officials, donors and contractors break ground for the $3 million Logan County Transportation Museum during a ceremony Friday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

If all goes well, the addition to the Logan County Historical Society’s Orr Mansion, 521 E. Columbus Ave., will be completed and open to the public in early 2014.

“This is an exciting day,” said the society’s President David Wagner, “but it is only the beginning of the biggest part.

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