My name is Millicent Mouse, but I really prefer to be called “Millie” – it is a name
that my mother lovingly called me when I was born. I have lived at the Buccleuch
Mansion for over 250 years! I was here in 2017 when the DAR ladies helped move all
the furniture, paintings, rugs and many more items out of the mansion. I heard them
talking about “restoration” and “contractors” and I knew that there was going to be BIG changes in my home. The noises have been loud, but it is mostly done now – I couldn’t wait to have all the furnishings back in the house and be there when new visitors come to see the house and interesting exhibits.
The ‘plaster-man’ was here to complete the repairs to the walls and ceilings where new support beams were placed. Once he finished all his work, the painters came through and gave the whole inside of the house a fresh new coat of paint! There has been a flurry of activity moving boxes, furniture and knick-knacks back into the mansion. Many days have been busy with the ladies sorting, cleaning, arranging and storing the extra items for future displays.
I like to scamper from room to room and listen to the tours, maybe you will catch a
glimpse of me during your trip to visit the museum. I listen from the corners and I have just recently learned about ‘computers and technology’ and thought that YOU might be interested in what it is like to live in a historic home!
"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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