Clarington Public Library Board Statement on Waverley Place
For immediate release
Clarington Public Library Board Statement on the Waverley Place
September 20, 2023—The Clarington Public Library Board has recently been made aware of questions regarding the current and future state of the Waverley Place Museum, formerly known as the Bowmanville Museum, on 37 Silver Street.
“The Clarington Public Library Board is committed to maintaining and preserving the Waverley Place, an important part of our community’s built heritage,” said Steven Cooke, Chair, Clarington Public Library Board.
The Library Board assumed the operations of the Clarington Museums & Archives on January 1, 2020. The property was closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic and since that time, maintenance and remediation work has been conducted on the Waverley Place property. Such work has included structural stabilization, replacement of woodwork, mould remediation and cosmetic repairs. Some of the restoration work, such as the columns on the porch, is ongoing.
Upcoming work projects include repairing the log cabin roof, stripping and repainting the potting shed and installing an HVAC system to mitigate temperature and humidity fluctuations.
The Waverley Place is a wonderful and rich part of our community history and the Library Board was delighted to re-open the site in June 2023 for programming and tours, including the re-launch of our Edwardian High Teas. Upcoming programs include Spirit Walks and Edwardian Christmas programming. Tickets and information are available on our website at: cplma.ca
Residents who wish to share their passion on Waverley Place are welcome to submit comments directly to the Clarington Library, Museums & Archives at email@example.com.
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