Our Blogs

See also our monthly blog at RIVER JOURNAL ONLINE

View articles from our past NEWSLETTERS.


Mavis Cain

On Thursday, July 30th, board members met with Tilly architects at Tilly Studios to go over detailed plans for construction work on the Keeper's House. We discussed plans as detailed as placement of the boiler and how to repairs the beautiful plaster ceiling medallions in the main room and in the foyer.

The recent New York State Preservation Grant awarded to the Friends in June will help cover the gap between the original estimate and the revised estimate for construction.

Construction bids will go out before the end of the year.


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.


Work on the Keeper's House continues as we shore up the porch and porch roof.

Here are some photos of the Keeper's House in its current state: