New School Year, New Mission Statement, and a Newly Restored Weathervane for Slater!
Roof Restoration Project
There is much one could learn about the building, not the least of which is the fact that the original slates on the roof were sourced originally from Monson, Maine. The quarry shut down in the 1930s, but the replacement slate shingles will closely mirror their predecessors. The whole project will be more extensive than just replacing the slates, it will be a comprehensive restoration of the roofing system, some parts of which have largely deteriorated over 135 years. The work performed will be extensive and requires a large-scale preservation effort to protect the museum’s collections on the inside. Many artifacts and works of art will be temporarily relocated during this time. Throughout the project, the museum staff will continue to work behind the scenes to make existing spaces even better for the museum’s ultimate reopening upon the project’s completion.
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Administrative Assistant Katy Roberts gives a sneak peak into the museum's interior!
Read about the museum's renovation progress as well as hear about upcoming exhibits and events!
Master Ship Modeler lends his craftmanship to Slater during closure!