Final touches being made to Elias performing arts center

MIFFLINBURG – Work on the Elias Center for the Performing Arts, 212-214 S. Fifth St., soon will be finished.

According to officials, the outbuilding nearly is complete, including plumbing and electric for lighting, bathrooms, heat and air conditioning.

Exterior final touches in progress include the addition of a patio that links the Elias with the outbuilding and provides ADA accessibility.

Also finished is the new sign at the front of the grounds, announcing the location of the Elias Center for the Performing Arts.

The outbuilding was made possible by a state grant, acquired with the assistance of state Sen. E. Eugene Yaw’s office, the efforts of volunteers and the assistance of students and faculty from SUN Area Technical Institute.

Proceeds of memberships in the Mifflinburg Heritage and Revitalization Association, donations and events benefit historic preservation efforts and historic property maintenance including the Elias Center, the Weirick House and the little log house, as well as business assistance and revitalization work.

For more information on the association, go to; call 966-1666 or 966-0888; or email