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Sarah Orne Jewett House Visitor Center awarded grant from Maine Development Foundation

Jewett House and Jewett-Eastman House

SOUTH BERWICK, MAINE – Historic New England’s 1774 Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center received a $2,000 grant from the Maine Development Foundation “Grants to Green Maine” to support an energy assessment and audit.

The “Grants to Green Maine” funds will help Historic New England identify energy efficiency improvements in the historic Jewett-Eastman House, a year-round visitor center and venue for educational programming, exhibitions, community meetings, and functions. The funds will help Historic New England achieve better energy efficiency and reduce the historic building’s environmental impact, while remaining true to its preservation protocols.

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“Grants to Green Maine” provides environmentally focused knowledge and funding to strengthen nonprofits located in historic buildings in downtowns in Maine. “Grants to Green Maine” is a partnership between the Maine Development Foundation’s Maine Downtown Center, Efficiency Maine, and the Maine Community Foundation and is funded by Kendeda Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

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Sarah Orne Jewett House Visitor Center awarded grant from Maine Development Foundation