Tuesday, January 20, 2009

AFH provided work to the reopened Plumbing Museum in Watertown

We at Artists For Humanity have been enjoying our collaboration with JC Cannistraro in creating graphics, sculptures, and murals for the new 'Plumbing Museum' in Watertown. A small group of our teens who were very involved in the project were in attendence at the opening of the Museum to Union members.
We will post more photos soon.

The Plumbing Museum reopens in Watertown

January 20th, 2009

Watertown, Mass. — A Worcester landmark, the American Sanitary Plumbing Museum, has officially reopened in its new home along the Charles River in Watertown. Carefully presented inside the confines of a 150-year old ice house, the Plumbing Museum combines the craftsmanship of past industry with the luxuries of modern, everyday life. The museum’s collection is comprised of claw-foot bathtubs, ornate water closets, and antique sinks. It also features a large library of turn-of-the-century trade magazines and newspapers, and a circa 1910 plumbing shop with original tools and equipment.

While the museum is entrusted to Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors of Greater Boston (PHCC), it lies on the property of the Watertown-based mechanical contracting firm J.C. Cannistraro, LLC. John C. Cannistraro, Jr., the company President, has worked closely with the collection to create its new look. “The museum tells the story of American industry,” explained Cannistraro. “With the help of the Artists for Humanity, Cambridge Seven Associates, and the PHCC of Greater Boston, this collection will bring a fun, educational, and historical offering to the Watertown community.”

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