Surely you've heard the good news -- that we're attempting to rebuild the Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum (formerly above the coin-op laundromat on Dickinson Boulevard). We're currently in negotiations with the architectural firm of Bilk, Snow, and Kahn to renovate the abandoned Dickinson Lanes bowling alley. We posted information about the news HERE and HERE.
The estimated cost for the planned renovation to turn the abandoned Dickinson Lanes on Dickinson Boulevard into the new Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum is estimated at 15.6 billion dollars. Needless to say, we’re going to have to raise a lot of cold hard cash to complete this massive -- and vitally important -- project.
Therefore, we ask that you stay tuned for our future posts about our fund raising efforts -- to include seasonal donation drives and (more than likely) many, many bake sales.
Of course, anyone who contributes 1 billion dollars or more will receive a lifetime membership to the museum, a canvass ELD tote bag, and a complimentary plate of Cajun nachos in the museum’s snack bar once we re-open. Those who contribute in the million dollar range will receive free parking behind the museum (Tuesdays only) and a discounted margarita at the museum’s Margarita Bar. Individuals who contribute $100,000 or more will get to pick between a complimentary Yankee candle or six cans of condensed corn chowder (the soup invented by Emmett Lee Dickinson).
Pictured below left: The current condition of the abandoned Dickinson Lanes on Dickinson Boulevard.
Pictured below right: A rendering by architectural firm Bilk, Snow, and Kahn on how the new museum will look after it's spectacular 15.6 billion dollar face-lift.
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