Summit Museum Demolition Begins!

2013-10-14 10:38:51.000 – Will Broussard,  Outreach Coordinator


On Monday, October 7th, 5 members of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Construction Crew arrived for a week of disassembly and demolition of the Mount Washington Observatory Summit Museum, ahead of the planned opening of Extreme Mount Washington in the spring of 2014.

From Monday to Thursday these hardy men and women have been working to take down the last vestiges of exhibit staging areas, casing, retail structures, and the triple flight staircase leading to them all. At the end of each day they share dinner with the Observatory Staff and sleep in the guest quarters inside the Observatory’s living space. A week into deconstruction, and the museum bears little resemblance to its busy, people-packed former self. Images of the demolition process may be viewed on our Renovation Photos page.

As work begins we still have just over $40,000 left to raise on the project’s $825,000 budget. Help us bring this important project to completion by making a tax-deductible donation of any amount on

Thanks again for your support!


Will Broussard,  Outreach Coordinator

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