'An Abomination Of Desolation'

Hawkins House recalls task of spring cleaning

Posted: March 17, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Courtesy Photo During spring cleaning, drawers and wardrobes were washed with a solution of carbolic acid. Red cedar oil was brushed into every crack and crevice to repel insects and fresh paper liners were placed on shelves and in drawers.

Life in the Rogers Historical Museum's Hawkins House -- built in 1895 -- tends to be seasonal. In the fall, the theme is usually mourning and turn-of-the-century funerals to complement Halloween. Christmas is celebrated in December, and Victorian weddings in the summer.


Spring Cleaning

WHEN — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through May 20

WHERE — Rogers Historical Museum

COST — Free

INFO — 621-1154

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