The Working Men’s Institute is Indiana’s oldest continuously operated public library and museum, and holds a fascinating array of manuscripts, art and artifacts that speak to the remarkably history of New Harmony, Indiana, once known as the "Athens on the Wabash".
As stewards of such a historic institution, the trustees of the WMI truly value authenticity. We assisted them with design, construction documents and bidding for a full re-roof of the historic building, which included federal grant funds. A primary project goal was to replicate the original roof appearance to the greatest extent possible using authentic materials and methods of construction. Natural slate shingles and copper were selected for use, and only highly-qualified bidders were considered. The decisions made by our client will ensure that the library and museum will continue to enrich the community for generations to come.