Only in Washington, D.C….


By Betsy Rothstein Comment

would anyone think about this, let alone write about it.

It’s the dusting, shining and cleaning of exhibits at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.  Roll Call‘s “Around the Hill” section has the dusty details on it in a story by Jessica Estepa.

An excerpt:

In a painstaking process, the contractors move a lift forward foot by foot. One person places a 4-by-8 wood plank in front of the wheels so the lift won’t scratch the marble floor. Another person drives the lift forward. Then it repeats — move wood, drive forward, move wood — until they’ve reached the desired spot.

Read the rest of the  “painstaking” cleaning process here.