Workers attend to construction on the roof of the new Pottawatomie County Museum.

The museum is being built on property to the north of the Santa Fe Depot along Minnesota Street between 9th and 10th Streets in Shawnee.

Once completed, the 12,572 square foot building will have a conference room, a full kitchen and a genealogy center. With addition room available at the new facility, the museum will be able to accept more donations.

To help build the museum, the late Paul Milburn, while serving as an executive committee member, offered a $500,000 grant for the society to match through donations.