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The space behind the front counter looks a little different after workers removed furniture and 52-year-old carpet recently. Photo by Scott Lawson

County museum’s present, future a little brighter

Approximately 1,000 square feet of new red carpeting is making the Plumas County Museum’s present and future just a little brighter.

In late December, a crew from Towne Carpet of Chico, the successful bidder, ripped out the old carpet and lay the new.

Plumas County Facilities Services was in charge of taking bids and funding the project, according to museum Director Scott Lawson.

The job only took about two days, he said. “The new installation required moving all desks, tables, cabinets, chairs and office equipment from the director’s office, archival library and reception area into the main floor of the museum,” Lawson said. “The stairs were redone as well.”

The original carpet was installed in 1968, according to Lawson. That makes the original carpet 52 years old, almost an antique in museum time.

While the existing carpet was still serviceable it started looking a little tired for the past 15 years or so, Lawson said.

The new carpet cost facilities services about $3,000, according to Lawson.

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