Museum is awarded $10,000 Historic Preservation Grant

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has announced that the organization will be donating $10,000 to the museum for the Monhegan Light Station Doors and Windows Restoration Project. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of The Lady Knox Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, serving the Rockland, Maine, area.

This project will replace one window and completely recondition nine in the former lighthouse keeper’s dwelling and will repair deteriorated woodwork.  Additionally, doors will be replaced in the former lighthouse keeper’s dwelling and in the reconstruction of the former assistant lighthouse keeper’s dwelling.

We feel very fortunate to receive this grant now so that the project can be completed in time for next summer’s Quadricentennial celebration of the arrival of Captain John Smith in 1614.

Click on the following link for more information about DAR Special Project Grants. http://www.dar.org/natsociety/specialprojectsgrants.cfm