Construction is underway on the new Pottawatomie County Museum being built on property to the north of the Santa Fe Depot along Minnesota Street between 9th and 10th Streets.

Museum Director Ken Landry is excited about all the extra room the Paul and Ann Milburn Center will offer.

“The building will be 12,572 square feet. It will have a conference room that will seat about 100 people, a full kitchen and a small genealogy research library,” Landry said. “We turn down so many things that people want to donate because we just don't have the space to put them. It's going to let us put out so many more artifacts and documents that we have.”