ITEMS IN NEED OF CONSERVATION:
Abby Ann Muzzey Sampler - 1816
Jonas Clarke Commemorative Sermon - 1776
Liberty Loan Flags - 1918 & 1919
Muzzey Civil War Flag - c. 1861-1865
Muzzey Civil War Uniform - c. 1861-1865
Silk Needlework - 19th Century
ITEMS FUNDED FOR CONSERVATION:
Daguerreotype of Steam Train - 1846
ITEMS RECENTLY CONSERVED:
Anna Munroe Portrait - c. 1830
Dr. Fiske Bill - 1775
Mulliken Family Needlework - c. 1830
Munroe Family Porcelain - 18th Century
Muzzey Civil War Scrapbook - 1861-1865
Oral Histories on Cassette - 1950-1997
Receipt for Lexington Militia Payroll - 1778
Receipt for Purchase of Drums - 1775
Muzzey Civil War Uniform -
This Civil War uniform belonged to Major Loring Muzzey (1831-1909), a lifelong resident of Lexington. Loring entered the service in 1861 and was part of the 12th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Loring was promoted to Quartermaster in May of 1862, to Commissary of Subsistence with the rank of Captain in March 1864, and to Commissary of Subsistence with the rank of Major in July 1865. After the war, Loring returned to Lexington to help found the Lexington Minute Men and serve as its commander, and he served as Tax Collector for the town in the early 20th century. Loring’s uniform includes multiple parts: hat, jackets, pants, leggings, vest, straps, and insignia.
Treatment needed: Cleaning, mold eradication, humidification, wrinkle reduction, degreasing of metal components, treatment of leather components, fabricate archival fabric-covered storage and display mount, provision of archival-boxed storage for all parts of uniform, photography.
Conservation to be completed by Windsor Conservation in Dover, MA.
Total Cost to Conserve: $7,500 (A $3,750 Preservation Grant for Veterans Collections, already received from the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board, will supplement donations sought at this event (an additional $3,750) to reach the total conservation cost.)