The Winter Project of the Waldoborough Historical Society got underway with a big assist from Todd Clark and Dan Morris at Kennebec Equipment Rental in Woolwich, who provided a cement floor sander with vacuum attachment and grinding pads to the society’s volunteers for a week for a special rental fee.

Trustees Bill Maxwell and Roy Hatch did the heavy lifting as the museum’s Hauck Building floor was readied for a coating of epoxy paint. The loan of a shop vacuum, a donation of part of the funds needed to complete the project and even a go at operating the sander by WHS President Jean Lawrence have given support to the project.

The Winter Project will help lessen the dust in the museum building and give better protection for the textile and historical displays. The trustees expressed appreciation for the many volunteers who support the museum and its updates with their donated hours of work and special monetary gifts.

In addition to a spiffy “new” floor, many new exhibits are planned for 2019 and will include a salute to local businesses via a display of promotional gifts and some new Gov. Payne additions. The 2019-20 18-months “Waldoboro Ships” calendars are still available at Community Pharmacy, Barstow’s Store at Cider Hill and Waldoboro Public Library. While the museum is closed until June, Maxwell is available to answer any questions at 790-1307.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or