Imagine thousands of visitors walking through your house every year!
The Historic Campbell House keeps our small staff and occasional contractors constantly busy with daily, monthly, and annual maintenance projects. Thankfully, some projects only need to be done every 5-10 years. This year’s rotation included both the “invisible” (sweeping and inspecting the boiler, kitchen stove, and library chimney flues) and the “visible”, pictured here. The kitchen tile floor, restored in the early 1990s, badly needed re-sealing, but small tile areas had broken loose. When a search for new matching tiles failed, MAC exhibits preparator, John Richardson, removed existing individual loose tiles, cleaned and re-set them so the floor could be stained (cleaned) and sealed. And all this was done between tours! It’s the little details and the constant effort by our team that make Campbell House the treasure that it is. Stepping back in time takes a lot of upkeep but the ambiance is incomparable.