New additions to Fighting Falcon Military Musuem to be completed by Danish Festival

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 9:38 am on Thursday, July 18, 2013

An area is being enclosed underneath the addition at the Fighting Falcon Military Museum in Greenville that holds a replica of the fighting falcon glider. The new area is expected to be used for storage by the museum.


Bill Johnson, left, and Roger Ralph of Ralph Masonry in Greenville, work to lay split faced blocks to enclose an area under the Fighting Falcon Military Museum in Greenville.

GREENVILLE — The Fighting Falcon Military Museum in Greenville will soon have more usable space to use for storage and more.

Crews are currently working hard to enclose part of the museum to give the facility more space to operate.

“We are enclosing an open area underneath the addition that was built for the Fighting Falcon glider,” said Bill Johnson, a friend of the Fighting Falcon Military Museum.
Johnson said he is working with Roger Ralph and his crew of Ralph Masonry in Greenville to make the new room that will be used for whatever the museum needs it for, including storage.

The newly-enclosed area will also include garage doors to easily allow museum members to move items into the building.

Ralph said the new area is being built with a split-face block. The area will also be insulation with new electrical throughout it.

“We are excited about increasing our storage and improving the support under the glider room,” said Barbara Christensen, Fighting Falcon Military Museum secretary.

Christensen said donations made this project possible for the museum.

“A gift from Blanche Ash’s estate made this much-needed project possible and we are very grateful to her,” Christensen said.

Johnson said the project is expected to be completed in time for Greenville’s Danish Festival, which is the third weekend in August.

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