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Hartford Heritage Society to continue J&O Irish Museum renovations

August 26, 2014

By Matthew Daigle, Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine

Aug. 26--HARTFORD -- After a year of fundraising events, the Hartford Heritage Society is hoping to continue renovations on the town's J&O Irish Museum.

President Rosie Henderson said Monday that the heritage society held its annual plant sale in the spring, when typically between $1,500 and $1,800 is raised. It held its third annual Antique Auto Show on Saturday, which attracted 12 automobiles and over 50 residents.

"When we hold our Antique Auto Show, we're not exactly expecting to raise a ton of money," Henderson said. "It just wraps up our fundraising year and is something fun for people to do."

Henderson said that over the summer, her brother, Chris Bragg, and Cameron Cowett helped renovate sections of the J&O Irish Museum, including stripping the wallpaper in the kitchen, painting the walls and installing a bulkhead to the building.

"We're hoping sometime soon to move into the dining room and living room and start with some basic repairs," Henderson said. "Anytime you need to get some repairs done, you just have to say 'Look at this,' and my Chris and Cam will start fixing it."

Although the society's summer hours are ending at the end of the month, Henderson said the group has a "couple of events to finish off the year."

"In October, we hold a dinner to recognize the Oxford County Municipal Association," Henderson said. "That usually takes place at 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of October. In November, we hold a Christmas fair at the Town Office."


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