Hingham, MA – Acella Construction Corporation of Norwell recently broke ground on a Hingham Heritage Museum project. The $2.5 million project encompasses the renovation and restoration of Old Derby Academy and the museum and is scheduled to take approximately one year to complete.
The project will include a new 4,600sf addition and the repair and restoration of foundations, windows, chimneys, and other parts of the 1818 building. It will also enlarge the visitor center, expand the collections storage and workspace areas for volunteers and staff, and create an outdoor program event space for up to 200 guests.
Local and state dignitaries and museum donors and stakeholders were present for the groundbreaking, as were Ryan Klebes, senior project manager, and Dave Dirubbo, president, of Acella Construction Managers. Participating from the Hingham Historical Society were Mike Studley, president; Carl Achille and Mark Cullings, board members; Sally Weston, board member and project architect; and Suzanne Buchanan, executive director.