Ottawa House restoration work coming together

Andrew Wagstaff
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Parrsborough Shore Historical Society volunteers (from left) Linda Littlejohn, Ken Snowdon, Conrad Byers, Ed Gilbert and Kerwin Davison are among those thrilled with the latest restoration work completed at Ottawa House By-the-Sea Museum. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen-Record

PARRSBORO - Ottawa House By-the Sea Museum may be more than 200 years old, but it's starting to take on a fresh new look.

Volunteers from the Parrsborough Shore Historical Societh have been working diligently to have several improvements ready for the 2011 summer season, and the improvements were officially unveiled in a public showing last weekend.

The relocation of the museum's kitchen to the rear of the building, opening up the previous kitchen into a spacious seating area where visitors can sit and sip tea while reading local history, is a highlight of the many improvements.

"It's certainly neater," said Ottawa House manager Susan Clarke. "It's a better kitchen... a better working space back there, and we're not right in amongst the tourists when we're trying to help. It's been busy though, trying to get things done."

(For the full story, see the June 16 issue of The Citizen-Record)

Organizations: Ottawa House, Sea Museum, Parrsborough Shore Historical Societh The Citizen-Record

Geographic location: PARRSBORO

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