New vestry completed at Christ Church Museum
The long-planned addition at Christ Church Community Museum is almost completed.
It was the last major piece of restoration that Bill Twist, former chairperson of the church/museum had listed when he led the CCCM group from 1996 until his passing in 2007.
Having completed much of the restoration work such as repairing masonry, making extensive lime plaster repairs, restructuring supporting floor timbers, rebuilding and refitting the original windows, it came time to restore the vestry, a small board and batten building on the north side of the stone church.
Three years ago an archeologist was hired to determine whether unmarked graves were in the vicinity of the proposed structure. When all conditions were met the building was started late this spring. The building is now completed.
Handsome steps have been installed this last week, thanks to the generosity of some local businesses. Dr. Dan from the Stonescape Quarries, just north of Buckhorn, supplied the handsome limestone steps.
David and Susan Garrett of Lakefield Rental, long time supporters of CCCM, used their equipment to move the stones to Christ Church.
Steve Maloney of S.J.M. Construction, north of Buckhorn, put the steps in place. The CCCM committee is very grateful for the generous support of these local businesses.
CCCM looks forward to showing off the latest restoration to the community at its annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday, November 24 at 4.00 p.m. when the Christmas season is heralded in with the lighting of the tree.
After the singing of Christmas carols hot apple cider and cookies are enjoyed.
We welcome you and your family to this festive event. Further info please call Gwen McMullen 705-652-3024.
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