Gloucester museum receives antique desk

An antique desk originally from Tucker’s Store was recently donated to the Gloucester Museum of History.

The piece was given by Giles Scott whose late wife, Elizabeth Nuttall, was the granddaughter of Mr. W. C. Tucker. Tucker operated the store on Main Street for over 50 years beginning in 1916.

According to a news release from the museum, a shipping label still on the back of the “secretary” is addressed to Tucker’s Store. It was shipped by boat to the Clay Bank steamer dock in the 1920s, the release states. It was used by members of the Tucker family.

The county now owns the property where Tucker’s store once stood across from the court circle. The museum is located in the historic Botetourt Building at 6539 Main Street. It’s open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For appointments or tour call 804-693-1234 or email bdeal@gloucesterva.info.

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