The Pepperell Museum

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The Pepperell Museum
doors open, ruined "for some time"
Evanna (talk) 07:19, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
the Pepperell Museum

Dulston [91,4]

Townsend Bank Waddington Towers a warehouse
wasteland the Pepperell Museum Duport Avenue
Club Cocker Gibb Plaza Railway Station the Whitlock Building

Basic Info:

  • Museums have a wide range of different collections and exhibitions, although previously they were not lootable. Nowadays, different decorative items may be found there.
  • Generally, the descriptions found in Museums fall along the lines of "…currently displaying a(n) exhibition/installation/collection of _____________"
  • Museums can be barricaded normally.

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You are inside the Pepperell Museum, currently displaying an exhibition of scientific history.


Description

The Pepperell Museum is a Scientific History museum located in the suburb of Dulston. The museum is named after Sir William Pepperrell (1696 – 1759), a merchant and soldier in Colonial Massachusetts. He is best remembered for organizing, financing, and leading the expedition that captured the French establishment at Fortress Louisbourg during King George's War.

‎Sir William Pepperrell (1696 – 1759)
It was during the War of the Austrian Succession, known in America as King George's War, that he proposed the Massachusetts plan for an expedition against the French colony in Nova Scotia. He gathered volunteers, financed, and trained the land forces for the campaign. When they sailed in April 1745, he was commander-in-chief of the expedition, supported by a British naval squadron under Captain Peter Warren. They attacked what was then the strongest coastal fortification in America, Fortress Louisbourg on Cape Breton. They captured it on June 16th after a six week siege. For his success Sir William Pepperrell was made a baronet, the first New Englander so honored, and ultimately promoted to Lieutenant General.

In 1755, during the Seven Years' War, he was made a Major-General responsible for the defense of the Maine and New Hampshire frontier. Throughout that war he was instrumental in raising and training troops for the Massachusetts colony. These regiments took part in the disastrous British campaign of 1755-1756. Over-wintering near Lake Ontario, the force occupied three forts: Oswego, Ontario, and George, which were collectively known as Fort Pepperrell. Surrounded and besieged by a French force under Montcalm, the regiments surrendered after the local commander was killed. A fair number of the prisoners were massacred by the Indian allies of the French before they reached Montreal which inevitably led to the regiments being disbanded.

To further honor of his achievements, the museum displays a large portrait of ‎Sir William Pepperrell in its main gallery so that art patrons visiting the museum will have a chance to gaze upon its patron. The museum houses Pepperell's permanent collection which reflected major-general's relatively conservative artistic tastes, and the museum was dedicated specifically to representational art. However, exhibits in recent years have been anything but artistically conservative. Art exhibits in 2002 and 2003 included an exhibit of Mark Ryden's often disturbing childhood images, and "The Retrofuturistic World of NSK". The museum has also repeatedly redeployed its permanent collection and experimented with exhibiting it in different arrangements.

Barricade Policy

Barricades should be kept at Extremely Heavily at all times. The true purpose of this building is to serve as a heavily fortified shelter for Malton's veteran survivors. This ruling was set forth by the Dulston Optimal Defense Diagram and is enforced by all member groups of the Dulston Alliance.

Current Events

December 11th, 2008 - Metal Fox recon reported that the Pepperell Museum was Extremely Heavily barricaded.

Update: Famousdeadwhiteguy of the RRF was found standing around, "alive" of all things, in the museum. Espina of FOXHOUND though was there in a pinch and killed him in order to prevent any nefarious deeds from being pulled off. Like art theft. Or terrorism. Look, he was with the RRF people, they aren't exactly famous for their bake sales. It had to be done.

August 21st, 2006 - A member of the Philosophe Knights visited the museum on a fact finding mission in order to catalog the Pepperell Museum's collection. After completing their task the survivor moved on to Malton's other museums.



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