Did you notice the ladders? The tarps? Did you wonder what we were up to?
We’re thrilled to report that spring is on the way – and that contractors have arrived at the museum! As of March 8, the restoration of the Westfield Avenue side of the building has begun!
Over the course of the next few months, you’ll be able to spot progress when you drive by the corner of St. Georges and Westfield Avenues. Workers have started by removing the siding, in preparation for evaluation by the engineer, after which the structural repairs will begin.
We’re thrilled to be moving forward with restoring our circa 1795 building, to ensure its stability for the next 214 years and beyond. Soon we’ll be able to say “two sides down, two to go!”
We’d like to thank all of our supporters – from members to our county, state, and foundation funders – who have made this phase of the work possible, and whose support the building counts on!
Keep watching this blog for more updates!
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