A recent donation of two hundred dollars from the 2nd Thursday Book Club in memory of Mary Rosamond Hugessen, book club member, tireless community volunteer and Museum supporter, together with fifteen hundred dollars from The Hub, Almonte Community Coordinators, will allow the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) to take a further step in recreating and preserving Almonte’s heritage. The money will be used to replace the window coverings in the offices of the Rosamond Woolen Company, which are now part of the Museum. The new green pull blinds will replicate those originally fitted when the offices were built in 1904.
Mrs. Hugessen was a descendant of the original founders of the Rosamond Woolen Company that now houses the Museum. She began volunteering with the Museum when her family moved to Almonte in 1990 and continued until her passing in 2013. She was president of the MVTM from 1995 to 1998.