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Historic Hose Reel Return

Title:Historic Hose Reel Return
Date & Time:Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St. (Map This)
Event Details:Come to Friendship Firehouse Museum Saturday, April 30, at 1 p.m., and welcome back the historic hose carriage! The Friendship Fire Company’s ornate hose-reel carriage, purchased in 1858, has been off-site for much-needed conservation treatment. At the welcome-back event Conservator Josiah Wagener will discuss the conservation treatment, how he determined the historic appearance of the apparatus, and the techniques he used. Today’s first responders and fire apparatus will also be at the event. Come and compare equipment used in 2022 with apparatus available in the 1850s. Movement teams of City officials, Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association Trustees and donors, and members of the Alexandria Fire Department will move the apparatus into the firehouse.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Fire Department, Friendship Firehouse Museum, Historic Preservation, Living History, Museums

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