The 152-year-old Erlander Home is the heart and soul of the Swedish Historical Society and it desperately needs our help! Condensation discovered this spring in the Museum’s basement could lead to significant issues if not addressed!
A survey was conducted, recommending the following: 1. The fence and AC unit needs to be removed from the south side of the building. 2. A 40 ft. x 6 ft. area along the south side of the foundation will be exposed. 3. Mortar joints will be ground out and tuck pointed on the 2’ x 40’ area above grade. 4. The below grade portion will be power washed, and the stone joints repaired. 5. A waterproofing agent will be applied to seal the concrete. 6. The area will be backfilled and graded to direct the flow of water away from the building. 7. The 28 x 8 ft. area in the basement will be plastered. 8. The fence and AC unit will be reinstalled and landscaping restored.
We’ve set up this campaign with a goal of $40,000 to cover the costs for this extensive project. With your help, Swedish Historical Society can reach this goal and help preserve and protect the Erlander Home's foundation.
If you have would like to help, you can contact the office at 963-5559 or donations may be made below- and, as always, your contribution is tax deductible. Your donation can truly make a difference!
Erlander Home Museum 404 S. 3rd Street, Rockford, IL 61104
Nordic Cultural Center 327 S. 3rd Street, Rockford, IL 61104
Mailing Address: 404 S. 3rd Street , Rockford, IL 61104
Offices are located: 327 S. 3rd Street, Rockford, IL 61104