Sunday, May 27, 2012
Many of the tools reminded Sven of Sweden. Mästermyr.)
During Sven's conversation with John Portnoy,
By now the museum was quite full. Time for a toast and a speech.
The crowd of history buffs lifted vintage wine glasses to thank those who had created the rooms. The speaker also paid tribute to Helen Purcell, who inspired the museum in the first place and is the go-to history person in town. In the photo above, Helen hugs Dee Portnoy, responsible for the magnificent cottage garden out front. Dee will now work on an oral history project for the museum.
Seamen’s Bank contributed $25,000 towards the refurbishment of the new rooms. Town Meeting voted $100,000 more for the restoration of a side of the building. The basement will also be renovated.
I’m thrilled that Wellfleet's museum has created these new rooms. Now I can tell guests not to miss the museum. As Alan Platt said as we walked out together, “If only it could be open more often!”
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