TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will undergo some needed maintenance and renovation during the month of September.
The house will be closed to the public from Aug. 29 through Oct. 2. With the help of a grant from the Troy Foundation and donations to Friends of Hayner, the Hayner will be refinishing hardwood floors, entry way and ballroom doors, and making needed repairs to the brick driveway. Shutters are being installed in the recently renovated kitchen. Shades are being replaced in the parlor and in the study. Exhibit lights are being relocated and replaced with LED fixtures.
A grand re-opening celebration is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. The main event of the celebration is the exhibit opening of “Vessels, Vistas & Visions.” The exhibit features the artwork of three local artists Pamela Ridenour, Donna Pierce-Clark and Shirley DeLaet. In addition, there will be music in the East Room and an art display in the art studio.
Many new classes will begin in the fall and staff and volunteers are pleased to welcome five new instructors to the Hayner: Judy Deeter, Julie McMiller, Amber Owen, Meredith Parris and Elaine Stewart. Even though the Hayner will be closed, class registration will be available on the centers’s website at www.troyhayner.org, by mailing your payment and registration to 301 W. Main St., Troy, or by calling the Hayner at 339-0457.
In addition, a “Front Porch Registration Event” will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23.
Also on Sept. 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Hayner will hold a garage sale on the front lawn. Items for sale include: surplus art supplies, Christmas trees and decorations, carpeting, vacuum cleaners, chairs, TV, mower and other miscellaneous items.
During the center’s closing, staff will still be available and can be accessed through the website or by email and all telephone messages will be checked daily.