Wheeler Farmstead construction update – May 2017

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Thanks to a generous gift from Linda Mullany, all 4 display rooms of the GBHS Town Museum at the Wheeler Farmstead now have museum-quality lighting to properly illuminate and enhance the exhibits. Work continues updating fixtures and removing the old knob and tube wiring throughout the building. More thanks to our electrical contractor Mike Leining for his attention to detail and care for the building’s historical heritage.

Work is now shifting to the interior of the Dutch Wagon House. Thanks to the work of our framing contractor Mike Shiels, the exterior of the building is framed on all sides with double layers of wood.

Our resident contractor Scott Morrison will be focusing on finishing the entry door and transom above it, the three-hole privy, and the dormer. This interior work will begin as we raise additional funds. Being a nonprofit organization means constant fundraising, so the speed in which we can complete the Wagon House interior will depend on the generosity of our donors. The Society is looking forward to having a wonderful area to showcase more of our large artifact collection and large enough to conduct meetings and programs.

Recent photos of Dutch Wagon House reconstruction progress

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