Berkshire Museum First Phase of Renovations
January 29, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Wally the stegosaurus will be rejoining the Berkshire Museum this spring after some rest and recuperation. Wally's not the 118-year-old museum's only renovation that Berkshire County residents can look forward to in 2021.
The first phase of renovations included essential infrastructure work designed and engineered by Hill Engineering and executed by Allegrone Construction.
The entire foundation of the building was exposed so that it could be waterproofed. The museum has an old fieldstone foundation that had been allowing water into the basement for too long and is essential to secure, Rodgers explained, because it houses collection storage and the aquarium.
New drainage systems were installed around the perimeter of the museum to move water away from the foundation. Rodgers hopes that with this system, the waterproofing won't even need to do its job.