Courtesy: J. Muise
The exhibit was designed to create the sense of being on a worksite in an unfinished house. Some of the wood was donated, and the framework sections were pre-built offsite by a co-op son and his brother. These sections displayed the text panels and photos. The job of assembling the display modules was challenging but offered an additional display space for 3-D material such as books and commemorative pieces. A 1950s kitchen was created from donated pieces and from found items in the museum collection. Next to the kitchen was a showcase that featured tools used during the build, including the one and only, original electric saw used by the co-op builders.