Historic Building Gets “Cool” New Upgrade

(SALEM, OR – June 19, 2014) One of Salem’s most treasured historic attractions received a “cool” new upgrade recently. For the first time in its 100-plus year history, the Willamette Heritage Center (WHC) has air-conditioning throughout the third floor of the main building (known as the Spinning Room), thanks to a newly installed HVAC system. No matter how warm it gets outside, visitors to WHC will stay cool while enjoying the museum and the Spinning Room meeting space.

With views of the surrounding grounds and millrace, the Spinning Room is a popular venue for group meetings, weddings, dances and other events. “This is a very exciting accomplishment for the Willamette Heritage Center,” says Sean O’Hara, director of operations for the Center. “The new air conditioning units are a vital addition and create an opportunity for more events to be held during the summer months.”

The new HVAC system was made possible by a grant from the Russel L. Pratt Trust. For more information about the Willamette Heritage Center, go to www.willametteheritage.org or call (503) 585-7012.

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