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Groundbreaking for North Yarmouth Historical’s Old Town House at its NEW Home!
Come witness the start of a new chapter in the life of North Yarmouth’s beloved Town House!
We couldn’t be more excited. In collaboration with the Town of North Yarmouth and the entire community, Old Town House will be moving to its new site on the Village Green—and it all starts on Monday, September 20, bright and early.
We’ll be gathering to cheer on a team of groundbreakers as they ceremonially dig the first shovels-ful of earth in advance of a new foundation being dug for Old Town House. (Work by Anderson Landscape will start Tuesday, Sept. 21.)
This is the culmination of two years of dedicated work on behalf of many North Yarmouth Historical volunteers. Despite pandemic challenges, NYHS committees forged ahead with the goal of working with the Town to lease the former site of Wescustogo Hall for Old Town House’s new home; planning all architectural and construction details; and raising the funds needed. With more than $500,000 contributed toward a goal of $735,000, the project is well on its way.
Invited to kick off the project on Monday morning will be a team of hard-hatted, honorary shovelers:
Charles Bacall, North Yarmouth Historical Society Board member and Village Center stakeholder
Chris Bolduc, North Yarmouth Interim Town Manager
Nora Dexter, Greely High School Class of 2022, Digital Editor
Ed Gervais, Chair, Old Town House Building Committee
Marion Goff, North Yarmouth’s Boston Post Cane holder
Buell Heminway, Project Architect
Rob Jeffrey, Construction Manager, Old Town House Project
Judy Maddox, longtime town resident representing the Smith and Leighton families
Jim Moulton, North Yarmouth Select Board representative
Katie Murphy, North Yarmouth Historical Society president
Harland Storey, General Manager, Hancock Lumber, Yarmouth
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to an unflagging team of volunteers who have worked hard to make this day possible. And we are also deeply grateful to a host of early funders who got us to 2/3 of our fundraising goal. With this firm financial base, we can forge ahead with raising the remainder of the monies necessary to salute and celebrate the history of our town, through Old Town House’s renewal. Thanks to ALL.
It’s a big deal for a little town, and we are so proud of the initiative, enthusiasm, and can-do attitude of everybody involved.
See you on Monday morning at 475 Walnut Hill Road, on the Village Green. We start at 7:30 sharp!