PC Construction, Rokeby continue Underground Railroad preservation partnership

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PC Construction, Rokeby continue Underground Railroad preservation partnership

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 8:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Rokeby Museum and PC Construction have announced that they have continued their partnership to complete urgently-needed work to one of the best-documented Underground Railroad sites in the country.

PC Construction became a Preservation Sponsor for Rokeby Museum in 2021 and completed several high-priority maintenance projects on the site, which hosts several structures that are over 200 years old. PC Construction’s employee-owners donated time and materials to add handrails, replace deteriorated porches, and replace aging plaster on interior walls. These repairs made the buildings safer and more accessible for visitors.

The team has continued working at the museum this year on more accessibility and safety improvements, including new handrails for the main house and handrails and ramps for the outbuildings. According to Justin Reed, Senior Project Manager for PC Construction, work is also underway to construct a new building that will more safely store the Museum’s collections.

PC Construction has teamed with long-time partners, DuBois & King, Waterman Siteworks, SD Ireland and Omega Electric, all who have also provided in-kind services and materials to help make this work a success.

“Rokeby Museum is honored to have PC Construction and its team of construction and engineering partners continue supporting our preservation efforts,” said Lindsay Varner, Director of Rokeby Museum. “Thanks to this experienced team, the Museum can continue its commitment to the long-term preservation and accessibility of this historic site.”

PC President and CEO Matt Cooke said, “We’re fortunate to have such an incredible landmark right here in our own backyard. We’re proud to continue our work to ensure that many future generations can continue to visit the Rokeby Museum to learn about racism, social justice issues, and Vermont’s role in the Abolitionist movement.”

Work began this summer and is expected to wrap up by the end of the year.

About Rokeby Museum

A designated National Historic Landmark, situated on 90 acres, Rokeby Museum introduces visitors to four generations of the Robinson family and their contributions to the anti-slavery movement, agriculture, art, and literature. The education center features an award-winning permanent exhibit, Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont. Rokeby is committed to lifelong education and understanding of our nation’s complex past and is a space to explore and facilitate difficult conversations on racism, inequality, and the impact our history has on communities today. Connect with Rokeby Museum at www.rokeby.org.

About PC Construction

PC Construction offers general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private and public clients across the country. The company manages projects along the east coast from its headquarters in Vermont and a network of locations in Florida, Georgia, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina and the Mid-Atlantic. A construction industry leader for over 60 years, PC Construction is guided to success by its team of dedicated employee-owners. Connect with PC Construction at pcconstruction.com.

12.7.2022. Ferrisburgh and South Burlington, VT – Rokeby Museum and PC Construction. Rokeby photos.