Save Lonaconing Silk Mill
As Herb is aging and in need of funds, his wife, Betty, has developed Alzheimer’s and needs constant supervision. Herb is unable to tend the mill as he would like. Please help and make a donation so this vital building can be restored.
The full eight minute video can be be seen here: https://vimeo.com/131616755
Recently, supporters of the Silk Mill reached out to a non-profit organization called Adventures in Preservation and they responded!
AiP is an exciting young organization that envisions a world where people use, understand, and appreciate historic buildings that are vital to economic and environmental sustainability.
The AiP team will be visiting the mill in a couple of weeks to assess the roof damage. The hope is to patch for the winter and bring in volunteers to fix the entire roof in the spring. We will keep you updated!
With all this excitement don’t forget we still need your continued support with materials. If you know someone who can sponsor the project let us know. If you know a roofing expert who might consider in-kind donations let us know.
There will be a t-shirt fundraiser soon, watch for it!
You can check out their website at http://adventuresinpreservation.org/
Thanks for the update. Hopefully this will make a difference.
Is the local Historical Society involved ?
Mary McAlpine Pinder Local, State and Federal Funding have been looked into to no avail. Mr. Crawford has tried many different avenues trying to raise funds. I wish him luck with this GoFundMe site. It is shame that the Local State and Federal agencies have not gotten involved in saving this piece of history.
As the last Silk Mill in the U S, I would think that there is some kind of federal funding that could preserve this site. Maybe this should be looked into before trying to doing a go find me.