Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center Gets a Face Lift

In October of 2009 BCCHS received a grant in the amount of $23,246 from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to support capital improvements to the Moffett House Museum. In March 26 new Marvin replacement windows were installed. These windows were of wood frame construction with green aluminum cladding on the exterior; all windows were custom ordered to match the originals and also provide UV protection to help preserve the historical objects within the museum.

The second phase of this grant was the painting of the Moffett House exterior. BCCHS employed a contractor to paint three sides of the Museum and volunteers painted the fourth side as part of the match for the grant. An oil primer and an acrylic latex top coat give the museum a well needed fresh look to help preserve the Moffett House for years to come. The balance of the project cost came from a combination of cash and volunteer labor.

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2 Responses to Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center Gets a Face Lift

  1. James Griffin says:

    My Cousin Carlton Holt of Berlin has sent me news clippings
    by Poof Tardiff about my distant cousin, Phila May Griffin Miller.
    Mr. Tardiff has given Ms. Leclerc, Curator Moffitt Museum,
    information I sent him.

    An exhibit on Phila May is a wonderful idea. I would be delighted
    to do what I can to help.

    Pity Great-uncle Leon Griffin is no longer alive. He used to talk
    to us about his Cousin Phila May.

    Best wishes,
    Jim Griffin
    Forest Hills, New York

    PS
    My grandparents, Archie and Bertha Griffin of Dummer, always spoke
    well of Dr. Moffett.

    PPS
    Yesterday I sent in a form to the State of Florida to get a death
    certificate for Phila May. I believe she died in or near Allandale about 1940.

  2. James Griffin says:

    A follow-up:
    Phila May Griffin Miller (the “Song Bird of Milan” who had been born in Berlin Falls in 1862) was living as a widow in Daytona Beach, Florida according to the 1940 Federal Census. The Florida Office of Vital Statistics could find no record of Phila’s death. They did say her husband, Louis Miller, died 9 December 1938 in Daytona Beach.

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