A fundraising effort is now underway to build expanded facilities for a popular, all-volunteer museum in Bullhead City, Arizona.
The current Colorado River Historical Society museum is housed in a one-story former church, more than 70 years old, at 2201 Arizona Route 68.
Organizers with the museum say they want to build a larger facility, which will go up in phases, inside the Bullhead City Community Park at 1251 Arizona State Route 95, some 5 miles to the south of the current facility.
The project is expected to cost at least $250,000. The museum has recently received a $15,000 donation for the work, on top of another $60,000 that has already been raised.
The new museum will measure around 2,100 square feet, but plans call for the eventual expansion of the new facility to 6,000 square feet.
The museum celebrates the history of Bullhead City, which attracted workers in the late 1940s who were building the Davis Dam. That dam, which was completed in 1951, channels water from the Hoover Dam just over 90 miles to the north.
By Garry Boulard
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