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Jun 14, 2018

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Knox Farmhouse Museum

80 Knox St, Thomaston, ME



Knox Farmhouse Museum Closes During Major Restoration

The circa 1795 Knox Farmhouse in Thomaston is the only original building from the 18th century estate of General Henry Knox. When the house and other out buildings were torn down about 1870, the farmhouse was repurposed as the Thomaston Railroad Station. When a railroad station was no longer needed, the building was turned over to the Thomaston Historical Society for its museum.
The building and the collection contained face preservation challenges. The most immediate is a ground water and moisture problem, based on an evaluation by conservation expert, John Leeke. With MDOT approval and the needed funds raised, the project can start. As this requires digging around the building to seal the foundation and put in drains to remove water to the Thatcher Street storm ditch, the museum will close for about a month starting in late May for safety.