McHenry County Historical Society & Museum


Consultant/Specialist for Space Design & Renovation of Museum’s Eckert Hall
Project: McHenry County Historical Society, Union, Illinois

Closing Date: February 16, 2018

Background: Since the mid-1960s, the McHenry County Historical Society has engaged and educated current and future generations by preserving and sharing McHenry County history. It uniquely and interactively helps tell the story of McHenry County and its people. Besides managing the museum, the Society plaques historic sites and structures, operates a local research library, hosts programs and events, makes available traveling exhibits and arranges a wide variety of school and group tours.

Project Details: The McHenry County Historical Society seeks proposals from qualified individuals who are interested in providing professional services in preparation for the Society’s space design and renovation of Eckert Hall. Eckert Hall is located in the museum building, 6422 Main Street in Union, Illinois. The space design consultant will develop a comprehensive design plan that will address the goals and objectives of the McHenry County Historical Society.

The design plan will create a maximum 828 square foot (18 feet wide x 46 feet long x 8 feet tall) semi-enclosed modular wall space with 2-3 gallery rooms to house rotating exhibits in a section of the Museum’s Eckert Hall. The space design consultant is not responsible for selecting furnishings or designing an exhibit. They will work closely with the McHenry County Historical Society’s staff to coordinate with contractors to implement the design plan of the new space.

Interested applicants may send an email to [email protected] to receive the entire Request for Proposal in PDF format.

Project Submission: Qualified applicants are invited the submit a proposal that includes their portfolio, preliminary set of design sketches and construction plans, list of anticipated contractors and proposed fee and schedule for the project.

Each applicant shall submit one electronic copy of their proposal, sent via email, no later than

5:00 p.m. on February 16, 2018, to both [email protected] and [email protected]. The subject of the email must be clearly marked McHenry

County Historical Society’s Space Design & Renovation of Eckert Hall. Notice of intent to award proposal to selected space design consultant will be in April 2018.