July 1, 2022 Update


What does one do at the front desk of Slater Museum when the museum is closed for this historic renovation? Sitting idle is not on the list of answers. Hello, this is Kathleen Roberts, administrative assistant for Slater Memorial Museum. Our director, Dayne Rugh and our assistant director, Jen Kowal and I have had a hand in almost every aspect of the renovation thus far. Not the roof (we leave that to the professionals) but the inside of the museum is seeing newly finished floors, carpet replacement and paint colors. We are using the best of this time to renew and refresh.

Assistant Director Painting

While it takes some getting used to, the scaffolding that has been put up means that we often see the crew from Crocker Architectural actually walking and climbing up right past our windows, we are two and three stories up! (The tip of our tower is 145 feet!) 

exterior tower scaffolding

The gift shop and the visitors center will also have fresh bright new paint and a new aesthetic. We hope to create a space that enhances the Victorian era of our founders. The shop will compliment the beautiful architecture that surrounds us, thanks to Stephen C. Earle. We are also searching for new and unique items to fill the shop and continue with providing local artisans and crafters a space to sell their treasures.  Applications for artists and crafters are now being accepted for consignment consideration. Click the link below for more information. 


Gelli Plate Workshop

The Friends of Slater have been busy with ongoing programming. They hosted a Gelli Printing workshop on May 14th, 14 guests attended.  It was a fascinating art form I had never attempted. The creative and talented team of artist Liz Popinchalk and her daughter Helen Popinchalk, printmaker and Professor of Art at Simmons College hosted a wonderful afternoon.  The events that the Friends have created can be attended by anyone, keep an eye to the webpage, Facebook and Instagram for updates. When you call for a reservation? I’ll be happy to assist. 

Rose Lamp

Until we see all of our wonderful visitors and faculty, staff and students again, take good care.