Winchester Historical Society Announces Goal Update on Grant

In our recent Black Horse Bulletin, Winchester Historical Society President Bob Colt reported on the progress of the grants for Sanborn House restoration. In 2010, the Massachusetts Historical Commission awarded a $45,000 matching grant. The goal of an additional $45,000 has been reached through personal contributions as well as generous donations from the En Ka Society and the Griffin Foundation. The restoration will include an entry walk and lighting, and a new mahogany and glass front entrance that will replicate the original double door of 1908. This work will make the building handicapped accessible and meet ADA standards.

Executive Director Rebekah Beaulieu is busy overseeing the work at the Sanborn House Historical and Cultural Center, which will take place this spring. She reports that, “The Center has a busy schedule for 2011. It is a venue for various types of events, from monthly programs on history and restoration, to private rentals for special celebrations and events. Though we will be hard at work on our restoration, we plan to keep the building open to the public as much as possible.”

Keep in mind that the Sanborn House Historical and Cultural Center is and will remain open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. If you have any questions, please contact Rebekah Beaulieu at (781) 721-0135.

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