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Thank you Spring Cleaners!

When we say “volunteers power the museum,” we mean it. Yesterday’s ‘Spring Cleaning’ work bee is a really good example. One crew cleaned out and cleaned up the Transportation / Machinery shed while a second crew dusted and freshened up the Station House and Raymond’s Store.

transportation shed
To clean up the back of the shed, a few of the artifacts had to be moved out of the way.

13 people, some with trucks and trailers to haul garbage to the Transfer Station, others with buckets and dust cloths to tidy up displays, were on site for 2 – 3 hours to help ready the CMMM for its July 6 opening. There’s still some work to do but these are big items to have already checked off the list.

Many, many thanks to everyone who came out Saturday morning. You’ve lightened the load for us this year! This note from Angie, “A HUGE “Thank You” to all from me! I greatly appreciate it!” And, so does the Board.

Missing from photos Lyle C., Lucille & Rick, Debbie M.

~ Debbie M.

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Call for Spring Cleaners!


spring cleaning

We’re spring cleaning and WE NEED YOU to help us brush away the last of the cobwebs. Angie Garon, Curatorial Assistant, has been back at work for a couple of weeks and has zipped through much on the To-do List. However, we could sure use some help with the final push through Raymond’s Store and the Station.

If you have a couple of hours this Saturday morning to help Angie and me dust and wash, and sweep and mop, you would be warmly welcomed and very much appreciated. Here are the details:

WHEN: Saturday, June 25 at 10am at the Museum
WHAT TO BRING: A bucket, a dry dust cloth, a cloth for washing (possibly dishes, possibly counters, maybe even windows…) AND a friend!

If you can make it for any amount of time at all, please R.S.V.P. so we can be totally organized and prepared to tackle the remaining chores.

~ Debbie M.

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No Experience Necessary

looking out duvall house window
Duvall House

Each spring, the Board of Trustees participate in a walk-thru of the heritage buildings. We compile a to-do list of the maintenance tasks and chores that need to be completed in order to open the museum to the public. One item that is ALWAYS on the list is cleaning and dusting each building and its contents.

That may seem like a daunting task but a small group of volunteers will take on a building and, before you know it, everything has been vacuumed, mopped, dusted, and shined. Time passes quickly, and I know this because last year was my first year spring cleaning. It was fun, and interesting, and sparked many, many stories and memories.

We could sure use your help. If you’d like to join us this year, please contact a Board member or email the museum at There’s a wide range of tasks on the list, something to suit everyone – no experience necessary. And, we even invite you to bring a friend!

~ Debbie M.