Total number of volunteer hours documented August 2018 through August 2021: 2,475 hours
- Yankee Thermal Imaging, Rochester, NH, is installing insulation. An Eversource Grant has been applied for to offset costs, Sept.
- Jim's On Call Painting, Manchester, NH, is preparing and painting the building exterior with a special lead encapsulating paint, July-August_Sept.
- Infestation of Carpenter Ants found in the HTH-Library bell tower. No current ant activity. JP Pest Control provided remediation to affected area, August.
- Lost Valley Home Repair & Remodeling, Effingham, NH, provided building exterior clapboard repairs, July
- Conger & Sons Metalworks, Madison, NH, custom created and installed new window caps and roof returns, July
- Phase 1 preservation construction begins! July 8, 2021
- NH Gives June 8th-9th online fundraiser, raises over $2,000!
- JP Pest Control performs Powderpost Beetle spraying in building crawl space to stop future infestation
- Restoration work has started! First up, removing remaining window shutters (lead paint), May
- Town of Effingham Town Meeting raised - appropriated $10,000 to expendable trust fund, May
- Powderpost Beetles - recent discovery in the first floor beams. New floor beams and floor work will now become part of Phase 1 restoration work. April
- RFP Environmental did asbestos testing. Confirmed, we have to do asbestos remediation, May
- Asbestos - recent discovery hidden by suspended tile ceilings. Testing and removal will become part of Phase 1 restoration work. April
- 1st 2021 Effingham Preservation Society On-line Bake Auction - a success, $500+ raised, 50% donated to HTH-Library Project. April
- Approve contractors for preservation Work: construction project management, exterior building painting, repair exterior window trim & clapboard rot, historic window restoration, window shutters, adding copper window & roof return caps, March
- LCHIP Approval to hire historic architect to create rehabilitation plans, February
- Scope of Work Phase 1 document submitted to LCHIP for review and approval, January
- Launch Phase 2 fundraising campaign to raise $145,000 by November 2022 on November 15th
- Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) awards matching grant for $165,000, to the Historic Town Hall-Library Project, November 19th during live webcast. Chuck Fuller, Lead Project Sponsor, was a guest speaker about the project.
- Major Milestone - successfully met the $165,000 Phase 1 fundraising goal - 100% of the goal! mid-November
- AmazonSmile - automated fundraising at no cost to you. 20 total households have joined this fundraising effort so far. November
- Beech River Mill, Center Ossipee, NH, (ca 1851) produces 8 pair of historic reproduction window shutters for 1st floor of building, November
- Volunteer work crew trimmed overgrown landscaping bushes and trees on property, October
- Freedom Charitable Foundation, Freedom, NH, $650 grant award, October
- Aluminum Can Fundraising Drive final tally for 2020 was 2,460 lbs. of aluminum recycled (about 78,700 cans not going to a landfill) and also reduced Town waste management costs. Raised over $1,200. April 15th into October
- $10,000 donation from Freemasons of Charter Oak Lodge #58, Effingham, NH, October
- Jacobs Glass Inc. removes 8 large historic windows, completes restoration at their workshop in Winslow, Maine, and reinstalls them in building, October
- Effingham Preservation Society Online Bake Sale Auction raised $720+. July
- Article: Historic Meeting Place Once Masonic Boarding School, published by Masonic Services Association, Maryland, July
- NH GIVES June 9th-10th 24-hour online fundraising; $3,862 in donations to Effingham Preservation Society on behalf of the Historic Town Hall-Library Project, June
- Memorial Day Weekend Plant Sale at Effingham Preservation Society - exceeded $1,000 goal! $2,318 donated to the Historic Town Hall-Library Project, May
- Town of Effingham Town Meeting raised and appropriated a total of $9,500, March
- Applied for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Grant for Historic Interiors Grant, March, funding was denied
- Applied for Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation Grant, March, funding was denied
- Obtained 17 different written vendor proposals for repair, restoration & rehabilitation work during year.
- Created new Facebook page for The Historic Town Hall of Effingham NH, December
- Created new logo and business website with fundraising donate 'buttons', December
- Applied for Northeast Heritage Economic Program Grant, December
- Volunteer efforts demolished the 2.5 story unused chimney, November
- NH Preservation Alliance Board of Directors building tour, November
- Historic Town Hall building added to the Effingham Capital Improvements Plan, October
- Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, September
- Awarded $10,000 NH Conservation License Plate (Moose Plate) Grant, September
- Christopher P Williams Architects, PLLC, creates Historic Building Assessment with Preservation Guidelines Report, May
- Submitted Letter of Intent to the Brown Foundation, Inc., May
- Application to the National Register of Historic Places, April
- Town of Effingham Town Meeting raised and appropriated $20,000, March
- Awarded $4,500 NH Preservation Alliance matching grant, October
- Formation of Historic Town Hall-Library Project Team with Board of Selectmen support, August
- WMUR News 9 - New Hampshire Chronicle - New England Masonic Charitable Institute
- Awarded $400 NH Preservation Alliance matching grant
- Created historic preservation building assessment report
- Listed on the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places, April 29th
- Awarded $150,000 LCHIP matching grant for building repair and restoration including the Masonic Temple
You can Help raise $145,000 by November 2022
This project was funded in part by a grant from the NH Preservation Alliance, which received support for its grants program from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP).
Effingham Preservation Society is a 501(c)3 organization established in 1999 to preserve historic buildings and landmarks in Effingham, New Hampshire. The Preservation Society has agreed to be the Fiscal Agent of the Historic Town Hall Project.
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