Nov., 2017 Wheeler Farmstead construction update

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It’s taken all summer and fall, but the eastern and northern sides of the GB Town Museum and Dutch Wagon House at the Wheeler Farmstead have been closed in and the surrounding lawns cleaned up and backfilled.

Our resident contractor Scott Morrison has finished the rock foundation of the 3-hole privy. He is currently working on replacing the Wagon House door and building a transom above.

Architect plans have been drafted for construction of a handicap-accessible bathroom in the Museum and a handicap-accessible walkway to the front porch, all made possible through the generosity of the Town of Great Barrington’s 2017 CPA grant. Plans also include a reconfiguration of the Museum’s administrative area, which will contain a small kitchen to be used for events.

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 exterior progress on the north and east sides

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