Demo going ‘swimmingly’ at shell museum
Officials at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel reported that they know it will get worse before it gets better, but each wall that comes down makes them smile. Each steel support beam that gets exposed makes them breathe a sigh of relief – so far all have been exactly where the 25-year-old plans say they should be. Benchmark Construction’s teams have been fun to be around – and they are doing a fabulous job. The museum’s grey wooden entrance stairs are now a thing of the past. They will be replaced by two-story glass windows, and all visitors will receive the same warm welcome from staff and volunteers in the new ground-floor atrium. The museum is moving closer to the finish line of raising $6 million for the project. To donate, visit donorbox.org/bmnsm-your-museum-comes-alive.