Mud Makes For A Slow Museum Turn
By Addison Speck, Reporter
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The moving crew of The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library fought through mud all day. The museum started turning around 10 a.m. on Saturday. Recent rainfall brought mud to the area. Jeremy Patterson the co-owner of Jeremy Patterson House Moving said it was hard for movers to get the job done.
“The mud is a huge thing because we roll it over and we are slipping the plates out,” Patterson said.
The pivot took about nine hours to completely finish because of the mud.Patterson said on dry dirt the turning the museum would take three hours.
Many people like Joyce Williams and John Arall stuck around for a few hours to watch. “It’s hard to believe they could do it without having it fall apart,” Williams said. “I think it’s quite the operation,” Arall said.
The rain stayed away on Saturday and Patterson is hoping it will stay dry for the next few weeks. “if it starts raining that is going to hurt us real bad,” Patterson said.
Now the museum will move over 100 feet to be near the concrete structure. Then movers will lift the museum up and set it on top of the structure. “Literally the building could break in half that’s the unique challenge to it,” Patterson said.
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