Today, a gloomy and rainy day in Connecticut, the good fellows at the moving company The Gentle Giant came to pick up what rowing historians Bill Miller and Tom Weil, and some volunteers of the National Rowing Foundation had packed during several days: the remaining rowing artefacts in the Rowing Hall of Fame and the rowing history exhibit, “Let Her Run”. The morning started with some refreshment brought in by Gill Perry, champagne and cookies. Although, a sad occasion, as we do not know when ‘the Hall’ and all the wonderful rowing memorabilia will be on display again, there was still room for some ‘play’, which is obvious from some of these photographs, taken by Gill. The last things leaving the rowing exhibit in the Blunt White Building at Mystic Seaport, it was said, were the rowing historians and the NRF’s volunteers – splendid people all!
HTBS promise to give more information where and when the Rowing Hall of Fame and the rowing exhibit will open again, when we have the information.