Ground broken for the new visitor center at the Limberlost State Historic Site (Eric Mann Photo)
It will cost $852,500.
It will have a classroom, an exhibition area, a wildlife viewing area, a gift shop, restrooms, and an office.
It has been wished for for many years.
That, in a nutshell, describes the 4,000-square-foot visitor center which will rise by next fall beside the Limberlost State Historic Site (LSHS) in Geneva.
Groundbreaking for the visitor center occurred on Monday, with Tom King, president of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, calling the moment "the mid-point of a remarkable story" — halfway between fundraising and construction.
Of the $852,500, almost $400,000 came from five or six major donors, including Bank of Geneva and the Limberlost Conservation Association. Additional money was donated by more than 200 other contributors. The majority of the money came from state funds.