Jackson House receives grant from LCHIP
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - On December 15, 2015, Historic New England was awarded a $90,000 grant from New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) to support the preservation of the c. 1664 Jackson House. The grant was one of thirty-two historic, cultural, and land conservation project awards announced during an event that included remarks by Governor Maggie Hassan and Senator Jeanie Forrester.
The preservation project at Jackson House, the oldest timber-framed building in New Hampshire, will take place during the summer of 2016. The project includes an archaeological survey, drainage remediation to prevent deterioration of timber frame sills, structural repairs to remedy the connection between the lean-to and the main house, and roof replacement over the main section of the house.
“Thanks to the support of governor and council, and both legislative branches, LCHIP is able to award significant monies to a number of projects this year,” stated Doug Cole of D.S. Cole Growers in Loudon, chair of the LCHIP Board of Directors. “Thirteen natural resource projects will conserve lands that will help insure access to local food, clean water, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities—as well as preserving the scenic and rural character of our great state. Nineteen historic buildings will be saved or revitalized because our New Hampshire state leaders have ensured LCHIP funding remains available for its intended purpose.”
About Historic New England
Jackson House is one of thirty-six historic sites owned and operated by Historic New England, the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. Historic New England shares the region’s history through vast collections, publications, public programs, museum properties, archives, and family stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England. For more information visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.
The New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program is an independent state authority that provides matching grants to New Hampshire communities and non-profits to protect and preserve the state’s most important natural, cultural, and historic resources. Its legislatively mandated mission is to ensure the perpetual contribution of these resources to the economy, environment, and the quality of life in New Hampshire. Up until the current grant round, 341 LCHIP grants have helped 143 New Hampshire communities conserve more than 278,000 acres of land and 180 historic structures and sites. The $36 million of state money invested in these projects has leveraged more than $234 million in funds from other sources. LCHIP grants are supported by fees on four documents recorded at the Registry of Deeds in every county of the state. For more information about LCHIP visit lchip.org or call (603) 224-4113.