Vassalboro Historical Society seeks donations for storage building

Vassalboro Historical Society

An open letter to the Greater Vassalboro community and members of the Vassalboro Historical Society

Founded in 1963, the Vassalboro Historical Society’s purpose has been to:

“…bring together people interested in history, particularly the history of the Town of Vassalboro…”

“…discover, collect, preserve and make available to the public any material…which may…establish or illustrate the history of that area…”

“…disseminate historical information and…arouse interest in such matters…”

“…cooperate with other historical societies in preserving and making available material of any sort, particularly things of more than local interest.”

We have grown since the inception, both in membership and in acquisitions. We are now at a crossroads financially. Due to the number of large items we currently have, including wagons, farm equipment, boating equipment, etc., we need a large space. As a solution the board of directors has voted to purchase a large (32’x60’x18’) 18-gauge steel storage building which will not only allow us to protect the items, but will enable us to have them viewed by the public. The building will be placed on VHS property behind Betty Taylor’s barn, to the side of the harness shop.

We are asking for your financial help to prepare the site and to pay for the building. The building and site work is estimated at approximately $45,000 total. Please help us to preserve and maintain Vassalboro’s larger artifacts as well as we preserve and maintain the smaller items. Any and all donations will be appreciated. Donors can opt to be named as a supporter in our newsletter and/or our website. Donations will be acknowledged for tax purposes.

Please send your donation to the following: Building Fund, P.O. Box 13, North Vassalboro, ME 04962.


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