Expansion Update 03/2021
A recently revised Museum expansion design to incorporate the acquisition of The Beet (formerly the Reporter-Herald building) was completed as shown above. This will give us visibility on both Lincoln Avenue and Cleveland Avenue as drivers travel through town south and north. Redesigns of 5th Street are also in the works.
With the failure of the recent ballot initiative, which would have included funds for the expansion, the construction date is unknown at this time.
Meanwhile, we are excited that The Beet affords us greater opportunities for both history and art classes in a wide variety of subjects, styles and media. A research library and a new exhibit on the history of firefighting, presented by retired Loveland firemen, are also under development for The Beet.
Nothing compares to seeing something with your own eyes—an original work of art or an authentic historical object. The new Museum will open opportunities to engage with art and history.
A generation has passed since the Museum’s last expansion in 1992. Open Houses were held early in 2017 to provide an opportunity for comments, wants, and wishes from the community. These ideas were included, as well as plans developed by staff and the Cultural Services Board. We are grateful for the thoughtful participation.
The Museum expansion will bring a larger, up-to-date museum experience and a community gathering space where visitors can appreciate local history and enjoy the affirming influence of art.
Explore the Loveland Museum Expansion Concept Book