Schmidt Movers began the three part process of moving Arthur Town Hall to the East end of Bonanzaville’s village this morning.
Schmidt Movers have been placing beams under the building and preparing to lift it off the stilts today. Tomorrow power lines will be taken down along the route of the move, and the physical move of the building from the West end to the East end will take place.
Late tomorrow or early Monday morning Arthur Town Hall will be set on its new foundation concluding the moving process.
Executive Director Troy White and Board Member Marie Shields, secured funding for the project earlier this fall. At that time, Facilities Manager Joseph Vasek begin organizing preparation work including excavating the new location and building support walls.
The building has been sitting on stilts since fall 2010, when it was moved to make room for building the Lucien C. Barnes Pavilion.
Arthur Town Hall moved to Bonanzaville in September 1971 from Arthur, N.D. It is known for offering movies and free popcorn during Bonanzaville events.
Bonanzaville is operated by the Cass County Historical Society, with a mission to collect, display and interpret artifacts relevant to the history and cultural heritage of the Red River Valley. It is the region’s largest historical attraction with 43 buildings, and more than 400,000 artifacts.
For more information contact Kira Gilbraith at 282-2822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.