ITEMS IN NEED OF CONSERVATION:
Abby Ann Muzzey Sampler - 1816
Silk Needlework - 19th Century
Muzzey Civil War Flag - c. 1861-1865
Liberty Loan Flags - 1918 & 1919
ITEMS RECENTLY CONSERVED:
Anna Munroe Portrait - c. 1830
Daguerreotype of Steam Train - 1846
Dr. Fiske Bill - 1775
Draft of Constitution of Massachusetts - 1780
Jonas Clarke Commemorative Sermon - 1776
Ledger Books - 1769-1803
Mulliken Family Needlework - c. 1830
Munroe Family Porcelain - 18th Century
Muzzey Civil War Scrapbook - 1861-1865
Muzzey Civil War Uniform - c. 1861-1865
Oral Histories on Cassette - 1950-1997
Receipt for Lexington Militia Payroll - 1778
Receipt for Purchase of Drums - 1775
Draft of Constitution of Massachusetts with Annotations by Jonas Clarke - 1780
This fifty page printed draft of the Constitution of Massachusetts contains handwritten annotations and edits by Reverend Jonas Clarke. Clarke represented Lexington at the Constitutional Convention for the State of Massachusetts, which met from September 1, 1779 until June 16, 1780. Many of these annotations written in Clarke's hand can be seen in the final draft of the Constitution that exists through present day.
Treatment needed: Cleaning, disbinding, mending and repair, deacidification, reassembling, creation of custom made housing, digitization.
Conservation completed by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, MA, thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.
Total Cost to Conserve: $4,700