Hi – Millie again! Thanks for coming back and continuing with me on my adventures in the historic Museum at Buccleuch Mansion.
The office on the third floor is where the ladies will do their work of the DAR Chapter and the Museum. I heard the ladies discussing that due to the stairs and fire regulations, visitors will not be allowed to tour the third floor. At least guests coming in will not get too tired out climbing the stairs! AND since I live in the house, I know that the stairs can be very tiring to go up and down. I try to do only one flight of stairs a day, sometimes it takes me three days to get downstairs from the top floor!
While scampering around on the third floor one night, I noticed that things are moving along in all the rooms of the mansion. I am sure I will continue see many new and interesting things coming now that the the new Museum at Buccleuch has opened.
A large desk was moved up the stairs to the new office, along with file cabinets and worktables for spreading out research papers and exhibit items. They are excited to have work space in the office to sort and organize all of the papers gathered since the Jersey Blue Chapter started (way back in 1894)!
Many of the papers are clippings from newspapers, and I learned from the ladies that newsprint degrades over time so they are planning to digitize many of these pieces to preserve them for further research. I saw new machines, supplies and file cabinets arriving and being moved upstairs. The ladies sure are busy getting everything into the right place and organized. They are excited to get the office set up and have a spot to do their “DAR work” – I am not sure what that means, but I will be reporting back to you soon, as I learn more about it.
"Written" by Millie Mouse
Millie's family lived in the mansion from the very beginning of the building. Learn about the story of her life in Colonial America through her observations and adventures as she shares the history of the New Brunswick area with young visitors.
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