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For political reasons, the Westcott House Foundation reneged at the 11th hour on its agreement to have the exhibits and the radio club that built it involved with the house. Despite efforts to resolve the situation in good faith by the radio club, the Westcott House Foundation was unwilling to work with the radio club. This has created a terribly lost oportunity for the Westcott house and its visitors.
The museum-quality period exhibit is now being offered for sale. Anyone interested in it or just to see pictures of this great vintage apparatus can look it up at:
A video of it operation is available for anyone who would like to see what visitors would have been able to experience.
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However, like many others fed up with various issues of board incompetence and conflicts of interest, I left the Westcott board and as soon as the first executive director left (after having been there less than a year), the board claimed they knew little of our club's activities and nothing of any agreements. Their dismal of their own agreements is scandalous. If you want to see the documents they signed, you are free to do so at:
I was one of the people that originally worked on the house before there was a Westcott House Foundation. I was working with the FLWBC's involvement and was on the Westcott board for a while. After that, I was the site manager for the project. I know this project, its politics and the house inside and out. Without getting into specifics, I can assure you, there was no opportunity for reconciliation.
I would not encourage anyone to support the Westcott House Foundation (financially or otherwise) under its current board and its leadership.
It must be tough to have invested so much and to be treated as you have. There is often an elitist and arrogant mindset in these restoration projects and their management, so it's not surprising what you have experienced. "Professionals" and committees step in after the hero's, enthusiasist's and craftsman have done their jobs. No one asked to see your resume before your volunteered involvement and efforts, I'm sure.