Bonneville Power Administration donates to Pioneer Museum fire suppression

July 29, 2022 — The Siuslaw Pioneer Museum received a grant from the Bonneville Power Administration to install a fire suppression system within the museum’s old schoolhouse building. The $10,000 check was presented on Thursday, July 28, by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, who procured the grant. The new fire suppression system will be fully installed within the next month. “We could rebuild the building, but we could never recover what was in it,” said Del Phelps, board president of the museum, who received the check from Chamber President/CEO Bettina Hannigan.