Archive for August, 2012
Whenever the weather cooperates and the museum is open an American Flag is flown from the front porch. The flag used these last several years was faded and worn and becoming tattered. It also, amazingly, had 48 stars. This is historically inaccurate both for the opening of the museum (1961) or the time of Major Henry McAllister (a 37 star flag may be seen in the library) So Senator Mark Udall donated a 50 star flag to the Museum. This flag previously flew over our Capital Building in Washington D.C. During the Ice Cream Social a ceremony conducted by Scout Troop 101 removed the worn flag and installed our new one.
Saturday, August 4, 2012 saw McAllister House filled with Scouts and friends and family as Tim Force of Troop 101 did an Eagle Scout project that benefited the Museum. With the help of Troop 504 they downed dead trees, stained picnic benches, repainted the flaking porch and redid all the trim on the Carriage House. This involved sanding and priming and painting and hours of work. Upon taking down a large dead tree in the front yard it was discovered it had been invaded by ants and hollowed out and most liked doomed to fall in the next heavy wind. A tree stump in the back yard was laboriously dug out. Paint was donated by Sherwin Williams and all this maintenance was done with absolutely no cost to the Museum! Thank you Tim and all his helpers for a job well done!