Worldwide there are five significant displays of old vacuum cleaners that I know of. Of these two are parts of vacuum cleaner shops (Stark's museum in Portland, Oregon, USA and Mr Vacuum Cleaner in Nottingham, England), Two are attached to companies (The Tacony Factory in St James, Missouri, USA and the Hoover Historical Museum in North Canton, Ohio, USA) and the fifth is the Swedish National Museum display. Of these the last one is the only one in a self sustaining museum.
Creating this display at the Sukanen Museum will not only be unique to Canadian Museums, it would also make us only the second display world wide that is in an actual museum and not based on a business. Making it more permanent.
To this end we are now starting to raise funds to build the building. Total costs will be available shortly. If anyone would like to make a donation toward this project please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will direct you to the museum treasurer. The museum is a non profit organization and is able to issue Canadian tax receipts for donations of $100 or more. A plaque will also be created inside the front door of the building listing the sponsors.
For more information about the museum please visit the museum website at www.sukanenmuseum.ca
March 11, 2014 - The Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village Museum membership approved my request to build a building to display my entire collection and fundraising for said project.
March 13, 2014 - Tillbury Design of Moose Jaw has donated their services to design the building