Window Restoration Project

Thanks to a grant from the Monroe Tourist Development Council and funds from our OIRF supporters, all sixteen of the downstairs windows in the Oldest House Museum are being restored. The work is painstaking but the results are rewarding.
Each window is removed and taken to an offsite location for the restoration process. Each pane is carefully removed to preserve the original wavy glass.
The sashes are disassembled as needed and new wood is fabricated from river recovery heart pine to replace muntins, rails and stiles that are damaged or rotted. The sash is sanded and primed, the glass is replaced and push points and glazing is installed to hold the glass in place and provide a good seal against the wind and rain. Finally a topcoat is applied and the sash is returned to its original location to complete the process.