Volunteers Deliver Totes of Christmas Decor at The Grover Cleveland Birthplace

From left to right are Members of BSA Venturing Crew 59 of Caldwell – Noraleigh Brown, Ashna Razdan, Nora Brown, Steve Brown, Matt Summers and JB Mollet  Photo and text by Sharon Farrell, Caretaker Grover Cleveland Birthplace New Jersey State Historic Site
Proof that ‘many hands make light work,’ our totes full of Christmas decor were passed “bucket brigade style” up from the museum cellar and into the 1830s kitchen by a contingent from local Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 59. Faux greenery and foods are used in our arrangements to ensure protection of the museum artifacts from such things as pine tar and insects. Museum-quality faux evergreens, holly, magnolia, rose hips, berries, and fruits, with touches of ribbons and bows will be unpacked with tender loving care and decked throughout the house. Thank you to everyone who helped us get our Christmas decorations from storage!