Join Maine State Archaeologist Leith Smith, Teacher Sue Clukey, and FHS Collections Manager Holly Hurd for a public dig at Freeport Historical Society’s headquarters, Harrington House, at 45 Main Street in Freeport. This is your chance to uncover history! Come and dig, sift, observe, and learn about what we are finding on site. Also visit our Archaeology Lab… The front rooms of the the Historical Society will be designated as work space for viewing, cleaning, processing and interpreting artifacts. Come by during open hours beginning Sept 26 to view the tools and process. All are welcome—no need to sign up, just show up-- anytime from 12 noon to 4 PM, ready to get dirty! This program is FREE. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
News ReleaseMEDIA CONTACT: NTHP PUBLIC AFFAIRS, 202.588.6141, PR@SAVINGPLACES.ORG Freeport, ME (July 12, 2017)—Today, Freeport Historical Society was awarded a $3,816 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from The Johanna Favrot Fund. These grant funds will be used to Archaeological research at Harrington House. For hiring an archaeologist to survey the Harrington House property to seek information about the site before we proceed with construction and improvements to the house and surrounding grounds. "Organizations like Freeport Historical Society, help to ensure that communities and towns all across America retain their unique sense of place," said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. "We are honored to provide a grant to Freeport Historical Society, which will use the funds to help preserve an important piece of our shared national heritage." Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds range from $2,500 to $5,000 and have provided over $15 million since 2003. These matching grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the country to support wide-ranging activities including consultant services for rehabilitating buildings, technical assistance for tourism that promotes historic resources, and the development of materials for education and outreach campaigns. For more information on National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Fund grants, visit: http://forum.savingplaces.org/build/find-funding About Freeport Historical Society Since 1969 Freeport Historical Society (FHS) has been encouraging the sharing and enjoyment of the long history of Freeport, Maine. FHS actively preserves buildings, archival materials and artifacts of historical importance while encouraging similar efforts within the community; undertakes research and develops educational programs and exhibits which explore and interpret Freeport’s history; and encourages related community activities which keep our rich past present. For more information about our programs and events: www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org About the National Trust for Historic Preservation The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places to enrich our future. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is committed to protecting America’s rich cultural legacy and helping build vibrant, sustainable communities that reflect our nation’s diversity. Follow us on Twitter @savingplaces.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places.