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3/25/16: VWHH Receives New Grant Support

VWHH AWARDED $5,000 FROM BANGOR SAVINGS BANK FOUNDATION FOR BRIDGES RESTORATION PROJECT

March 2017: Many thanks to the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation for their generous $5,000 gift to VWHH. The award will support repairs to the 1930 High Arch Bridge set to begin early this summer.

Learn More About the Bridges Project

VWHH RECIEVES PRESERVATION GRANT

January 2017: Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead was awarded a grant from The Belvedere Historical Preservation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation in the amount of $8,900. The award will support the second year of the Homestead’s Rooftop Repair Project scheduled to take place in the spring and summer of 2017. The project is critical in addressing serious water-damage issues which could impact the historic collection of the Homestead. To contribute to the project: Donate Now.  

Bridge Closing

Uncle Sam’s Bridge was built in 1900 by 13-year Samuel Vaughan and his father William Warren Vaughan. Having withstood countless floods and thousand of visitors in over a century of use, the bridge was deemed unsafe by engineers this October. Upon this news, the Homestead posted the bridge as CLOSED until further notice. The bridge will be deconstructed and rebuilt as funding allows.

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Over 30 people braved the cold temperatures and impending blizzard on Valentine’s Day to play outside with us!  There was a snow shoeing adventure with Maine Master Naturalists Karen, Sue and Judy in the morning, and the sled hill was all packed down for an afternoon sledding party. Many thanks to the organizers of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend for encouraging outdoor engagement throughout the state! We’re already looking forward to the Great Maine Outdoor summer Weekend!

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