Author Archives: Kate Farrish

Progress on the Court House Museum Bell Tower

Today’s update from the Tolland Historical Society on the restoration project at the Old Tolland County Court House Museum is quite visible. The restored shiny gold weathervane is again atop the shiny copper cupola dome or the bell tower. All … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Update on the Court House Bell Tower Restoration Project

Here’s your Wednesday update on the restoration of the cupola at the Old Tolland County Court House Museum: Copper work continues at the bell tower deck area as seen in this photo. Interior bolts and brackets are being installed on … Continue reading

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Update on the Court House Museum Project

Here’s your Wednesday update on the bell tower restoration of the Old Tolland County Court House Museum: This week work continues inside in the attic with large timber restoration as seen in 2 of the attached photos. As weather permits, … Continue reading

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Here’s your Wednesday update on the bell tower restoration at the Old Tolland County Court House Museum

Restoration vs “repair or replace”: the question continues comes up during this project in various forms as to why it’s taking so long. It’s taking a long time because this is a “restoration” of a 199-year-old building, preserving as much … Continue reading

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Braiding Rugs

Tolland Historical Society volunteer Peter Palmer recently taught some of the Society interns the old-fashioned art of making braided rugs at the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum.

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Update on the Court House Museum Project

Here’s your Wednesday update on the restoration project at the Old Tolland County Court House Museum:This week, the replacement wood and the epoxy treatment on the columns has finished curing.The heavy plastic wrap has been removed. You can see the … Continue reading

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Free Fiber Spinning Demonstration on July 25

The Tolland Historical Society will hold a free fiber spinning demonstration on Sunday, July 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum on the Tolland Green. It will feature a hands-on experience with … Continue reading

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Restoration Work Continues on the Court House Museum

Important restoration work continues this week on the bell tower at the Old Tolland County Court House Museum. The Tolland Historical Society is still seeking donations to support this important project and to replenish its operating funds. Donations can be … Continue reading

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Wednesday weekly update on the Court House Museum Project

Here’s our Wednesday update on the restoration project at the Old Tolland County Court House Museum: Upper copper work continues this week. Rotted timbers were found in the belfry framing above the bell level as well as significant rotted wood … Continue reading

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Update on the Cupola Restoration Project

After two full weeks, the restoration of the Old Tolland County Court House cupola and bell tower this week continues, with strikingly different images. In the first, new copper is being returned to the wooden cupola dome, over a protective … Continue reading

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