Six community preservation grants awarded

Sep 5, 2019

Each year, the Herbert and Louise Whitney Fund Community Preservation Grant Program awards $1,000 grants in each of the six New England states. The grants support projects by small to mid-sized organizations that align with Historic New England’s mission of saving and sharing New England heritage.

Charlotte Barrett presents a 2018 Community Preservation Grant in Vermont
Pictured: Charlotte Barrett, Historic New England’s community preservation manager, presents a 2018 grant to members of the Milton Historical Society
at the General Stannard House in Milton, Vermont.

Recipients of the 2019 Community Preservation Grants are:

Manchester Historical Society in Manchester, Connecticut, to digitize and make searchable by the public 387 rolls of microfilm from the South Manchester News and Manchester Evening Herald, 1882-1991.

Center for Painted Wall Preservation in Hallowell, Maine, to support the April 2020 Conserving the Painted Past symposium on care and conservation of historic painted walls found across New England.

Danvers Historical Society in Danvers, Massachusetts, for window restoration on the Derby Summer House, at Glen Magna estate, designed by Samuel McIntire, to return the structure to public use.

Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene, New Hampshire, for the installation of fifteen transparent ultra-violet light filtering window shades to protect collections at Wyman Tavern Museum.

Borders Farm Preservation, Inc. in Foster, Rhode Island, for a fireproof file cabinet to enable historical materials to be properly cared for and made available for public access at the historic working farm.

Rokeby Museum, in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, to support consultant work by a retired long-time staff member to complete a furniture research report and to organize collection information for access and use.

Herbert and Louise Whitney Fund for Community Preservation
The endowment fund that supports the Community Preservation Grants Program is named in honor of Herbert and Louise Whitney to recognize their deep appreciation and love of all things New England, in particular the Bishop family farm in North Woodstock, Connecticut.