Happy August everyone!
We are pleased to share this next monthly update about the museum's roof restoration. The work is proceeding as scheduled and Crocker Architectural has been hard at work restoring the exterior of the museum's tower and the north side of the roof. One of the neatest things we saw this past week was the removal of the museum's original weathervane that sits at the top of the tower. Crocker Architectural will be restoring the weathervane to look brand-new. Even more interesting were the various remnants of gold leaf still present on the surface, even over 135 years later.
Inside the museum we are busy organizing our new exhibitions to be featured upon our grand reopening! A few behind-the-scenes photos include a look at some of the museum's ship model collection, to be featured on display in a new gallery dedicated to the building of the USS Confederacy during the American Revolution, as well as a refreshed look to our gallery featuring objects and artwork from the Emily Noyes Vanderpoel Collection, and a look at a refreshing of a gallery featuring objects made locally in Norwich. We hope you enjoy these shots and look forward to sharing more updates about exhibitions and reopening later this year.