BUILDING ADDITION PROJECT
"After an urgent need for a new annex was identified when we
nearly lost a docent down the privy hole when the seat
collapsed beneath her, after months of planning and getting estimates for the work, after months
of fund-raising, months of construction, much of it
throughout the winter, the Readfield Historical Society and
Museum has a brand new annex in which there is a bathroom
with a real flushing toilet!
The event was celebrated with
an inauguration ceremony in which a toilet paper ribbon
across the door was cut followed by a champagne flush. The
press was there, in the form of a Kennebec Journal reporter and photographer and the event made the front page of the
morning paper. It was picked up by the Maine Sunday Telegram
in Portland, which means it went all over the state. What fun!
We are still not finished with the interior of the annex,
having run out of money. But the building is finished on
the outside, sided and roofed, with good windows. We will
soon be shutting off the water for the winter and draining
We are so happy with our new work and storage areas, and of
course, with our beautiful flushing toilet. Come next summer
and see for yourself."
We had a unique Buy-A-Board campaign, otherwise known
as the Sponsor-A-Stud Program, in which townspeople and
summer folks could buy a 2x4 for $10 and we woodburned
their name, the date, and a short message into it. This
made our annex into something of a time capsule. We wish to
thank all of our generous donors.