The Brett house was constructed in two parts: an old hall and parlour plan house originally constructed by John Brett in 1877 which is presently the back part of the house, and a new front addition constructed by his son Charles Brett in 1909, a fisherman who was also in the naval reserve before and during World War I. I volunteered my assistance on this project, advising on the repair and restoration of the exterior of the house, the grounds, and the outbuildings. I also assisted with curatorial and visitation issues and on the protection of the interior and artifacts.