Summit Museum Exhibit Removal Begins
2013-10-06 16:10:41.000 – Will Broussard, Outreach Coordinator
It has been a week since we began deconstruction of the legendary Mount Washington Museum ahead of the planned opening of Extreme Mount Washington in the spring of 2014.
On Monday, September 30th, Director of Museum Operations Bill Grenfell and Director of Education Michelle Cruz began the careful process of boxing and cataloging the exhibits, including the original heated number 2 anemometer, the Northern Presidential panorama, and multiple historical dioramas. With utmost care, each were moved safely to a climate-controlled storage facility in North Conway. Exhibit Fabricator John Mitchell and Curator Peter Crane were on hand to help break down, catalog, and transport the items between summit and valley. By Friday, October 4th the former museum space was empty except for exhibit casing and carpeting, with retail fixtures also removed.
On Monday, October 7th, 5 members of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s construction crew arrived for a week of continued disassembling of exhibit casing, stairway walls, and large debris removal. Stay tuned to our Project Updates blog as we continue the demolition and reconstruction process this fall, winter, and spring.
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 Extreme.MountWashington.org
Once again, we thank you for your support!
Will Broussard, Outreach Coordinator