The Old Post Office Museum and Art Center has a fresher, brighter look.

OPOMAC Patrons will now notice cleaner, resealed tiles in the foyer and peeks of warm sandy colors around corners. Other improvements made over the past 14 weeks include new, energy-efficient LED track lighting, fresh plaster and new paint.

“I love it,” said Marlene Edwards, museum director. “Our new lighting system is wonderful. It’s all LED now. It’s clear light so the natural colors of the artwork will come through rather than the colors being changed by the halogen lights.”

Inside Edwards’ office, warm hues in custard and burnt orange were selected to flow with the sand-colored carpet.

“I have a completely new office,” Edwards said with a grin. Repairs on the landmark museum began Feb. 24, and Edwards said they were much-needed due to the previous damage from the leaky roof that was replaced in early 2012. Water damage permeated throughout the ceilings and walls of the museum and were easily visible. 

In addition to plaster repairs, new paint and lighting, the museum’s floors, structural holdouts from the building’s post office days, have been thoroughly scrubbed and resealed for easy cleaning. Edwards said that after all of the repairs were complete, it took two weeks to get everything inside the museum back in place.


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OPOMAC s floor, above, is made of the original tile back from when the museum and art center was a post office. Rainbow Cleaners scrubbed dirt from the
OPOMAC s floor, above, is made of the original tile back from when the museum and art center was a post office. Rainbow Cleaners scrubbed dirt from the grout of the tile and resealed it, prolonging the floor s beauty. The walls inside OPOMAC s office and gift show have been painted to match the warm color of the floors. (Julianne Murrah)