Reynoldsburg News

Museum chosen for 2013 CAP participation

The nonprofit organization Heritage Preservation has announced that the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society & Museum (GBLHS) has been chosen to participate in the 2013 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP).

GBLHS is one of 2,800 museums that have participated in the CAP in the program's 22-year history of serving museums. Heritage Preservation's CAP is supported through a cooperative agreement with the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Two professional conservators provided by CAP will spend two days surveying the GBLHS's collections, buildings and natural areas, and three days preparing comprehensive reports that identify conservation priorities. The on-site consultation allows the GBLHS to evaluate its collections care policies, procedures and environmental conditions. The assessment reports help the museum make improvements for immediate, mid-range and long-range care of its collections.

The GBLHS is at 4729 Walnut Road in Buckeye Lake. It specializes in history from the cranberry bog, the Ohio Erie Canal System, the interurban train and the Buckeye Lake Amusement Park. The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.