John Eaton, grandson of the late Cyrus Eaton, visited Thinkers Lodge last week to see the progress of the restoration project. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen
PUGWASH - It may be a National Historic Site, but the restoration project at Thinkers Lodge here is more about the future than the past, according to John Eaton.
The grandson of Cyrus Eaton, who founded the Pugwash Movement towards peace and nuclear disarmament more than 50 years ago, was in the area last week to join CREDA, consultants and stakeholders for workshops and talks about the interpretive plan for the $1 million project.
"We're not restoring Thinkers Lodge to be a museum, or a place where you can just go and say, 'This is what happened here,'" said Eaton, visiting the site on March 17. "We want to continue bringing people together who are interested in solving some of the critical problems that the world is facing."
Renovations to the centuries-old building are moving ahead on progress, with plans for limited activities there this summer, according to Rhonda Kelly, executive director of CREDA, which is overseeing the project.
(For the full story, see the March 26 issue of The Citizen)