History of the Museum Building
The Hendee Hotel

The museum's main building has a fascinating history and is one that continues to be revealed as the museum staff continues to organize the archives. The building was built in 1878-1879 and is listed on the U.S. Department of Interior's National Register of Historic Places. Recently we have begun to digitize documents that reveal the long and interesting history of what has become known to history as the Hendee Hotel. One of the most important and detailed histories was written by Betty Menke in 1985. The museum has begun to take a deeper look at the architectural history of the building. Recently an analysis of the building's paint colors was done in preparation for the repainting of the building. We have included that report here and will be uploading more documents in the future as they are digitized. 

Paint Bullet from the Museum Building

Courtesy Peter Osborne

The Henri Museum

Courtesy Chuck Birgen

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