Melby-Rogness House

Museum Headquarters

1903 - House built by O.K. and Mary Melby

1942 - House purchased by Sam Rogness. Stone pillars installed sometime during their ownership.

1981 - House last occupied. 

2000 - House purchased to serve as Manfred Museum headquarters.

2002 - Interior gutted and basement project begun.

2003 - Restoration of living room, dining room and downstairs bedroom included Window repair, sheet rock, taping and texturing, molding, floor refinishing and painting.

2003 - Dedication of Manfred Heritage Museum. 

2005 - Basement walls blocked, cement poured and new foundation set. 

2005 - South garage concrete poured.

2005- Insulation, sheet rock, taping and texturing, and molding of interior.

2007 - Painting and molding finished. Restoration complete.

2008 - Indoor plumbing and drain field installed. 

2010 - New cement sidewalk poured.

2010 - Electric work completed. 

2011 - Painted exterior.

The Melby-Rogness House was designed as exhibit space. Exhibits constantly changing based on collections inventory and exhibit space.

Future Plans:

Finish electrical upstairs

General upkeep of interior and exterior

Organize archives and collections upstairs

Manfred History and Preservation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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