La Isabel Project: Part Two

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“Año 1925” carved into a board at the boat’s bow indicating the year she was constructed. Image courtesy of The Mariners’ Museum and Park.

Hello again, everyone!

I’m back for my second installment discussing La Isabel project and I can’t wait to tell you about all the progress we’ve made and things we’ve learned! In my first blog, I talked a bit about the plan for this project and starting the first step: documentation. Since then, I’ve been able to transition into the next steps of the project which involve looking more closely at La Isabel’s history, structure, and condition.   Read more

Way Back Wednesdays

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Group visiting the rock garden August 1938

It’s time again for our Way Back Wednesday photos showing how the museum and park used to look.  I feel very privileged that I am able to wade through these photos and get a glimpse into the museum’s past, which in some cases has been very interesting.  So enjoy!

This first photo shows a group in the park visiting our rock garden (that seems to be suspiciously void of many rocks) in August of 1938.  To the right of the group is our statue Shouting Boy that was carved by Harriet Randolph Hyatt Mayor, sister of Anna Hyatt Huntington (the museum’s founder’s wife).  For awhile the statue was out on Kettle Pond, but it had to be taken down after numerous attacks by vandals.  Currently a reproduction of the statue can be seen in our courtyard.   Read more