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, work on clapboards at the base section of the bell tower also is being performed. There is some rot evident requiring replacement; otherwise, caulk and priming prep is taking place before final paint.The louvers, or blinds, will be scraped and returned to the bell tower after all repair work is completed and the bell is returned to the cradle there. An interesting historical note, the window shutters were and are green, and the louvers will be returned to that color.
The society needs your support for this important project. Tax-deductible donations can be made using the ‘donate’ button at https://tollandhistorical.org or by mail at Tolland Historical Society, P.O. Box 107, Tolland, CT 06084.Any gift of any size is appreciated!