Connolly & Hickey 

Montville Museum
Interior Restoration & Barrier-Free Access
Montville, Morris County, New Jersey

Client: Montville Township
Montville Museum

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Brief Historical Overview:
The Montville Museum is a historically and architecturally significant building located in the local Capstick Mill Historic District in historic Montville Township. Originally constructed as a schoolhouse in 1867, the building later became a meeting place for the Methodist Episcopal Church and a temperance hall. The building also served as Town Hall and as the Montville Post Office. The building has served as the location of the Montville Museum since 1963. The variety of functions served by the building since its construction demonstrate not only its ability to satisfy the changing needs of the Township but also its importance to this community. While the building has experienced varied uses and minor modifications over the years, it retains its original character and integrity. The Montville Museum stands today as a fine example of a traditional, simply crafted one-room schoolhouse and acts as a vital link to the Township's rich history.

Scope of Services:
Connolly & Hickey prepared the design and contract documents for the installation of a barrier-free access to the museum as well as for the restoration and rehabilitation of the interior and completing the exterior restoration. The interior work included restoration of interior finishes and features at the plaster walls, wood railing and floors and the installation of a new HVAC system. The work also included the reconstruction of the wood cupola and chimney at the exterior.

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