Max fixes wash basin

Max Hill is pictured with the restored wash tub.

The Historical Society has been busy updating museum exhibits over the winter months. Max Hill, Vice President of Max Hill Powder Coating, recently restored a vintage wash tub to its original color.

“The tub was a rusted mess” said Chris Asher, museum curator, “and now it is restored and part of our Wash Day Blues exhibit.”

Max also restored the 1820s lamp posts in front of the museum; a true labor of love. Max removed the posts, had them sandblasted, powder coated them with paint that will withstand years of weather, re-wired and reinstalled as an in-kind donation.

When recently asked why he took on this huge project, Max replied “I enjoy restoring older historic things and working with all the challenges that pop up with these kinds of projects. There’s always history hidden under the old paint.”

Mayor Dan Wright and First Lady Linda donated the beautiful replacement globes.

“With volunteers, in-kind services and donations the historical remains a mainstay in the community and we look forward to the 59th annual Sassafras Tea Festival and Civil War Living History event,” said Asher.