Farm Museum takes on brand new look New exhibits, refurbishing prepare for April opening

March 09, 1997

The Carroll County Farm Museum will have a new look for the April 1997 season opening, thanks to the generosity of area businesses and residents.

A new entrance sign has been put up, courtesy of Taneytown Bank & Trust Co. The Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland forged the support brackets for hanging the sing.

A new postal exhibit focusing on Carroll County's rural free delivery service will be in place for opening day. Howard Senseney donated a mail wagon and Kenneth Robertson gave a pigeon-hole desk that his father had used in his work as a rural mail carrier.

Robert Fisher, a member of Boy Scout Troop 381, is installing bluebird boxes along the nature trail. The project will help him earn his Eagle Scout rank.

Wal-Mart of Westminster donated more than $1,200 for an environmental fish pond. Store employees and their families will help with the installation prior to opening day.

Some aesthetic work also has been done, including a new standing seam roof on the Almshouse barn, painting of the roofs of outbuildings and an extended paved driveway around the blacksmith's shop to the animal barn.

The Farm Museum also has facilities for weddings and receptions. The rose garden is available for weddings. The upstairs of the barn has been converted into a hall for receptions.

The museum is seeking volunteers to help with its various special events held from May through early December.

Volunteers are needed to work with school tours as house guides, storekeepers, artisans and demonstrators of old-time skills. Farm house tour guides, ticket sellers and other helpers also are needed for special events.

Information: 848-7775.

Pub Date: 3/09/97

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