*Thank you to the Dockside Restaurant, 1099 Main Street, Wakefield, for helping us to raise funds for the preservation of the House. Their Takeout for a Cause! promotion furnished 10% of take-out order proceeds to go toward this goal -- with a total gift of $1000 for the Hartshorne House! The promotion is now over, and we are so grateful to this wonderful 'home-town' business that does so much for the community!
* House Committee news: We are grateful for the help of the Town of Wakefield in cutting back trees that were threatening the driveway side of the house. The Town has also helped us to stabilize the fence behind the house. Thanks to Dennis Fazio and Chris Pierce of the DPW! As we move into the fall, we are looking into pricing non-invasive interior storm windows to help keep our house snug and warm through the cold months.
* We're having an anniversary of sorts. The very beginnings of the Hartshorne House came after the celebration of the Commonwealth's Tercentenary had concluded in 1930. The town's Park Commissioners had begun the restoration of the house, but the house would need a steward for the future. The Association was born then, With refinements, a lease for the house, and nonprofit corporation status, it would be on its way in 1936. But it started 90 years ago, in 1930.
* Rentals are currently on pause for this fall and winter. Check back with this site for news of when we can again accept rental reservations. . We will of course be proceeding carefully and all rentals will be predicated upon national, state and town health guidelines.
* Hartshorne House Caretaker Allen Drinkwater and Historian Nancy Bertrand were recent guests on WCAT's TALK OF THE TOWN program produced by Kathy Healey. Click here to view the video, or catch it on WCAT!