Yes that’s what is taking place here at ATHM. We have our objective in sight and we are moving forward to it.
Both machines were carefully relocated to Franklinville, NC along with other equipment removed from the exhibit. The space previously occupied by the “mirror” room will house a section of the small changing gallery located on the second floor as well as some of the modern textiles planned for the exhibit.
Revere cast his first bell in 1792, for his own church, the Second Church of Boston. He cast his last bell in 1811 when at age 76 when he ended his active partnership in the family firm. This bell was cast in 206 years ago in 1802 and first resided at a church in Castine, ME. In 1831 the bell was moved from Castine to the tower of the Steven’s Mill in North Andover, MA where it stayed until 1961 at which time it was given to the Museum. The bell will find a new home in the renovated exhibit where Museum patrons will be able to touch it perhaps rubbing off some good luck.
While it has not formally been renamed it is currently been dubbed the technology room. The plan for this room is to locate many different types of textile machinery and make them operable. Staff will give an operational demonstration of each machine. Also planned are animations of the fast working parts of the machines so patrons can get a clear idea of what makes them tick. A new feature of the room will be the ability to walk in and get a much closer view. You can see the silver duct tape on the floor which marks out part of this new walk in feature.