It’s been nearly one year the groundbreaking for the new 57,000 sq. ft. Nordic Heritage Museum in the heart of Ballard, and trustees still need to raise the final $6.8 million of the $47 million budget, in addition to moving the 77,000-piece collection to the new building at 2655 NW Market St.
The new museum will include interactive exhibitions, dedicated areas for classrooms and a craft studio, and an auditorium for presentations and performances. There will be a 3,700 sq. ft. gallery for exhibitions, and 2,500 sq. ft. climate-controlled storage for the art collection. It will also include a museum store, café, classrooms, and cultural resource center.
According to the museum’s construction update, the concrete for all three decks has been poured, and the wood ceiling beams in the auditorium have been mounted. They say a substantial amount of the framing has been completed and sheet walls are in progress, with zinc siding now being installed.
For updates on the construction, visit the Nordic Heritage Museum’s website.