The installation of the new cedar roof is now underway at the Manship House Museum. Last March, a powerful hailstorm hit Jackson, causing extensive damage throughout the area. Windows in the Manship House and Visitors Center were broken, paint chipped off exterior surfaces, and cedar shingles on the nearly completed roof were split and broken. The roof sustained substantial damage and required replacement.
The old shingles are removed in sections, as the new cedar shingles are installed. New copper flashing replaces the hail damaged flashing around chimneys and in gutters. The roof will look much like it would have when the house was constructed in 1857.