The Varnum House Museum will be closed for tours for the next several weekends while the historic 1773 mansion undergoes some much-needed renovations.
In 2016, the Varnum House Museum won a generous $69,585 Champlin Foundation grant towards exterior painting, ceiling replacement and repair, window restoration, and chimney repair. Great progress on several of these projects has already been made, and now it’s time to paint the house’s exterior while the weather is good! This temporary closing of the museum will allow the contractors to perform their work as efficiently as possible.
Don’t worry, though. We will keep you informed on the project’s progress and let you know when the museum reopens. We think that you’ll be amazed at how great the house looks when we’re open again!