GLEN ELLYN – Thanks to longtime volunteers Dan and Midge Anderson, the Glen Ellyn History Center's multipurpose room is sporting a new look these days.
Vinyl plank flooring has replaced the room's carpeting, which had become worn and stained. The space also received a new splash of paint, and temporary walls were removed to make the space bigger.
"We were hitting capacity at some of our events," Glen Ellyn Historical Society Executive Director Karen Hall said. "So we needed to expand our seating area."
The Andersons "generously" underwrote much of the project's costs, Hall said. The room also can be rented out for private rentals.
She appreciated the help of the Andersons in the renovation efforts.
"Their dedication to Glen Ellyn and to its history and the Historical Society has really been a treasure," Hall said. "They are longtime volunteers and supporters of the Historical Society."
The building's last major remodeling project was in 2010, when Stacy's Corners Store opened in the building.
Dan Anderson has written two books about Glen Ellyn's history, the latest being 2015's "A Romp Through Glen Ellyn History."
He is happy with how the room turned out.
"Very much so," he said.
So is Hall.
"It really is a significant transformation of space than what it was before," she said.
An open house for the new Midge and Dan Anderson Room will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 3 at the center, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. Refreshments will be served.
If you go
WHAT: Grand opening of new Midge and Dan Anderson Room
WHEN: 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 3
WHERE: Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn