For now our hours will be Monday-Thursday, 9-3:30 Other times can be arranged by appointment. Masks will be required while in the building, and we ask you keep parties as small as possible.
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Restoration Project Update!
Molly O. Carlsen from Head Tide Archaeological Conservation was hired to conserve the Galamander. Molly took paint samples, treated and replaced rotten spots, treated and painted the iron, and filled holes with a flexible epoxy. The paint samples were analyzed by Amy Cole Ives of Sunderland Conservation in Augusta. The closest commerical color match is Benjamin Moore #777 Summer Nights, so Molly gave the galamander a bright, shiny new coat of historically-appropriate paint! She left the Board of Selectmen with a detailed report of her work and recommended continued treatment.
The Galamander should eventually be found an indoor, humidity controlled space - moisture being the enemy for this wooden and iron rig.