Every few years, I visit the museum to see what's new. In August of 2011, I observed that the museum and the historical society have combined forces. Several exhibits are up and running that had been in earlier planning phases on my previous visits, so it was neat to see just how much history has been preserved.
Among the working items are the machine that weaves the blankets (it has a name, I've just forgotten it already), and for a few short moments the docent turned it on. It is astonishing to watch it in action. The originally installed electric lighting demo in the basement level is also fascinating, and the blacksmith's shop (with its occasional live demos) is a window into history.