There's good news on the restoration of the historic Keeper's House. This year the Friends undertook the work to restore the porch as a first step. Board member Carl Grimm was our lead architect and supervisor and now the porch has a beautiful roof, new gutters, columns that have been faithfully restored and a new porch floor.
The next piece of good news is that the long awaited approval for the design work on the whole house has been received from the Department of Transport. It came through in June and construction bids will be put out by our chosen architect, Stephen Tilly of Dobbs Ferry. We have not quite reached the estimated construction cost but expect to do so in the next few months. Then we will be raising funds for displays, computers and furnishings. This will be the exciting part.