Historic Georgetown, Inc.
Home of the Hamill House Museum and Alpine Hose #2 Museum
Restoration Project Goal: $35,500.00
Amount Raised YTD: $22,502.00
In early 2015, routine inspection of the Hamill House revealed some concerning structural issues throughout the museum. Executive Director Nancy Hale immediately sprang into action and applied for a structural assessment grant through the State Historical Fund. Shortly after being awarded the grant, HGI hired architects Tim and Kris Hoehn to complete the assessment and provide HGI with a comprehensive list of needed repairs within the house. In the meantime, foreseeing the vast scope of work ahead, HGI began various fundraising efforts, including "Paving the Way for Restoration," which is ongoing, a summer picnic and auction, "First Friday's" on the Lawn, and a Seed Savers exchange.
In February 2016 the structural assessment was completed and the next step in the process began. Nancy Hale applied for a second grant from the State Historical Fund that would finance in part the restoration of the parlor and front hall of the Hamill House, including fortifying the sagging ceiling in the parlor. The requested amount in the grant was $89,000. In August, we were awarded the grant. Now HGI needs to come up with supplemental funds of around $35,500.
There is no doubt that HGI is faced with a monumental task over the next several years, but saving this beautiful historic gem is well worth it. If you would like to get involved in this project, please consider donating to our Restoration Project. Every little bit helps as we move toward our goal. Thank you.
Parlor--Scaffolding holding up ceiling.