That’s the Spirit!

So, imagine:

You’re in the middle of a project that has so many moving parts you’re in constant challenge mode. Lots of decisions to make, unexpected complications, almost daily updates. In motion, all the time.

And then … something happens that gives you the chance to stop … look around … and see what’s been accomplished. And it feels good.

At the May 17 town Select Board meeting, North Yarmouth Historical was presented with the Spirit of America award—which read, in part that “North Yarmouth Historical Society serves the town in many and varied ways. It serves as a glue to make the town cohesive and whole.”

THANK YOU, Select Board, for recognizing a long-time goal of North Yarmouth Historical: bringing the community together through a shared celebration of our history.

The Old Town House project is the most visible example of that goal. Once restored, renewed, and reopened, it will be a resource for all—both longtime AND newly arrived residents, students, researchers, history lovers far beyond the boundaries of North Yarmouth. (Let’s not forget that North Yarmouth once encompassed Harpswell, Cumberland, Freeport, Pownal, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island!)

We’re not done with the project … not by a long shot! Construction continues and so does fundraising. We’ve raised over $600,000 but we have $200,000+ to go. Your donation is deeply appreciated, and accepted in the spirit of determination and optimism.

NYHS Board member Dixie Hayes, Select Board member Paul Hodgetts, NYHS President Katie Murphy, Select Board member Jim Moulton, NYHS Board members Cathy Bunton, Sandy Burnell, Mark Heath, Select Board Chair Brian Sites, Select Board member David Reed.