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East Hebron Maine train building

$60 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 9 months


We are a small town Historical Society. All the board members are donating their own time as volunteers. Funds raising is hard work, but we don't shy away from it.
Each year we have our annual yard sale, and what is left over is donated to local charities or other institutions.
Each spring volunteers for another fund raiser roll up their sleeves to provide a lunch for those attending the yearly town meeting.  Volunteers research compile, and publish Historical information to be made available for purchase to keep us going.

We are trying to preserve, and give access to the public all the Historical papers and artifacts we have accumulated. Most months we have a general meeting open to the public free of charge with demonstrations/ lectures on a wide variety of subjects.  

Recently the Town acquired the property on which the last remaining building from the East Hebron Maine train station was located.
As a Historical Society we wanted to save the building from  imminent demolition., which is proposed if we cannot raise the needed funds.

It's a small building approximately 18' x 24' .
What we propose to do is lift the building up in order to effect repairs, and afterwards move the building to a suitable spot for the public to experience.   

Funds will first be used to have the building lifted several feet for repairs.
Once stabilized funds will be used to purchase materials that volunteers need for roof, and interior repairs.
Lastly a new "old" front door and paint.  

The local school located within view is aptly named the Hebron Station School after the East Hebron railway station. We have discussed with the consolidated school disrict the possibility of siting the building once renovated to school property periphery near the entrance for the public, and students to enjoy.

We sincerely hope you find it worthy of you donation. It would be such a shame to loose a piece of our town history. 

           There once was a train that ran through it.
It was a sleepy little town with hard work all around when horses and wagons held reign.
Wagons transported out goods with the clopping of the hoofs, and people visited in surreys
But that was back in the day then a train came our way, and things suddenly changed for the better.
Now the sleepy town woke to the sound, and the smoke as the new train came powering through it.
The clickety clack and the smoke from the stack must have been quite a sight for the people.
Bringing things from away helped brighten the day, as we shipped apples, and milk to far markets.
            There once was a train that ran through it.
It was once Tubbs Hill road till its name changed one day in a marriage to East Hebron Station.
People could travel much more, and sons went to the war from that little station in East Hebron.
Imagine a time when there were no phone lines, and the latest was read in the paper, when the telegraph beckoned with its dot and its dash the good news, and sometimes the hated.
            There once was a train that ran through it.
They came one day, and took the rails away they said they were no longer needed.
Now most of it’s gone, save for one last swan song of the building from East Hebron Station.
It’s persisted this long, because it was built so strong by hands long since departed.
            There once was a train that ran through it
Now is our chance before it’s erased from our past by those who would tear it asunder
So on some summer’s day as people pass on their way, and wonder of that little building someone will say oh that’s from the day when a train that once ran through it.

Please help,
Thank you from the volunteers at Hebron Maine Historical Society
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$60 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 9 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Hebron Historical Society
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Hebron, ME
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