Sandown Depot

$920 of $10k goal

Raised by 20 people in 8 months
Fran Rosenau
for Sandown Historical Society and Museum
 SANDOWN, NH
The Sandown Museum & Depot is located in an 1874 building and is used to display the history of Sandown NH and the memorabelia from the  train station that operated there until 1935. Also on the property are two Flanger cars. One was restored in the 80's but the exterior needs to be painted and the entry platform and stairs must  be replaced for safety reasons. The second car is in very poor condition and desperatly needs repairs on  everything from the floor boards to the walls and windows. It is not safe for visitors  and not even weather proof for storage. The Sandown Historical Society operates the museum and property and raises funds throught membership and fundraising to keep the doors open without charge to the public every Saturday from May to September.  The time from Octoberto April (weather permitting) is used by volunteers to do small repairs and prepare displays for the next opening.  
At some time soon the original building will need to be lifted and a support foundation poured. All items in the building will need to be stored at that time. Our goal is to use the space in the Flangers to hold a good portion of our collection while this work is done.  
We would appreiate your financial help  toward the supplies for this project. Funds will also be neeed to  hire a general contractor to be sure the work is done properly and according to construction codes. 
The overall project is quite large and will take years for completion but the repair of the Flanger is something that can be accomplished this fall with your generosity and the continued efforts of the Sandown community.
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Update 2
Posted by Fran Rosenau
3 months ago
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Thanks to a local volunteer phase 1 of the project has begun. It is expected that the lead paint will be removed from the train car by the end of March. This means we need to raise funds to buy wood for the walls and the floor and to replace the windows. Spring is coming and Sandown Historical could use your donation. Thank you.
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Update 1
Posted by Fran Rosenau
5 months ago
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Sandown Historical is almost half way to reaching the first goal of lead paint removal from the train car. 'Tis the season for giving!
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$920 of $10k goal

Raised by 20 people in 8 months
Created August 23, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Sandown Historical Society and Museum
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Sandown, NH
EIN: 311764448
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