Waterloo Farm Museum Restoration and Repair Projects Recap for 2015

The Waterloo Farm Museum offer a vivid look into 19th century pioneer life. Highlights for this museum include a farmhouse built in 1850s and a a rare restored wooden Perkins windmill. As with any historic building maintenance and restoartion is key. Check out a few of the completed renovations completed in late 2015 and early 2016. 

Exterior of Farm House

  • EPA approved stripping of 130 plus years of lead paint accumulation. 
  • Prime coat and two finish coats of white paint were applied. 
  • Installation of 2” R-10-5 insulation under kitchen and woodshed crawl space. 
  • Replacement of rotted beam and floorboards of woodshed. 
  • Replacement of Cellar doors. 
  • 5” eves trough and downspouts installed on Farm House. 

Interior of Farm House

  • Plaster replacement and repair in “Mary’s Room”, hall and loom room. 
  • Continued improvements and upgrades to electrical system in interiors and exteriors of buildings 

Windmill

  • Replacement of rotted siding and trim. 
  • EPA Approved stripping of 130 plus years of lead paint accumulation. 
  • Prime coat and two finish coats of white paint were applied. 
  • Worn out mechanical hardware is being rebuilt.

January/February projects completed 2016

Extensive Plaster Repairs, priming and painting of ceilings in dining room, sitting room, parlor, map room, children’s room, parent’s room, walls and ceilings of loom room and hallways and stairwell have been completed.

Photos and details of these and other ongoing projects will be on display at the May 15th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Social.

Help Wanted

Are you an expert wallpaper hanger or a passionate historic educator? Consider volunteering with the Waterloo Farm Museum!

Education Program - Mr. and Mrs. Realy, “Shepherds”, and School Marms and Masters

Wallpaper hangers - Mary’s room is getting a facelift. New plaster, new paint and new wallpaper.

To Volunteer Contact Arlene Kaiser at 517-392-3195

Click here to learn more about the Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum and plan your trip.

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