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Preservation Maryland's Fundraiser:

Help us Raise the Roof at the Historic Shafer Farm

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This place matters!
January 24, 2017

We're off to a great start! We're excited about this project and need to raise $2,500 as soon as we can to stabilize this historic building's  See more
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THE STORY:

THE HISTORY

The Shafer Farm House in Burkittsville, MD was once the site of Union Army headquarters during the Civil War Battle of South Mountain in 1862.

The farm house has suffered greatly from deferred maintenance. The roof is in danger of collapse and will most likely not make it through the winter. Without immediate attention, this witness to the Civil War could be lost forever. Thanks to Preservation Maryland's Six-to-Fix program and dedicated local partners, the house is now receiving much needed attention. 

WHAT YOUR GIFT WILL SUPPORT

Preservation Maryland is assisting the Burkittsville Preservation Association by helping to put a much-needed temporary roof patch in place while funds are raised for a total replacement.

This roof patch will keep the rain and snow out and also allow the attic rafters to dry and allow our expert building conservation specialists to determine how much of the roofing structure needs to be replaced or can be salvaged. Currently, the wet rafters cannot be assessed correctly, making rehabilitation difficult. 

This project is a part of Preservation Maryland's Six-to-Fix. Six-to-Fix is an innovative program designed to help save threatened resources statewide. Preservation Maryland invests seed funding, expert professional staff and volunteer time, and statewide advocacy and outreach efforts to move projects towards preservation.

This roof repair is a critical step in saving this structure, which local citizens hope can become a tourist centerpiece for visitors to the South Mountain Battlefield. Without a roof patch, more of the historic fabric of this building could be lost. We need to "seal the envelope" immediately. 

PROJECT PARTNERS

Burkittsville Preservation Association (non-profit property owners)

Preservation Maryland (Statewide non-profit providing support)

Durable Slate Company (historic roofing contractor; Durable will complete the roof repair at cost and are donating their labor)

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$360

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brendan Gilligan

    $25

  • Joe and Debby Fitzgerald

     

  • Todd, Rebecca, Nadia and Nikolai Remaley

    $25

  • Moira Horowitz

    $25

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  • Michael Page and Jane Hammond

    $50

  • Chip and Peggy Bowen

    $25

  • Carl and Alex Byrd

    $100

  • John Marston

    $50

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14% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM

Want to help Fundraise or Volunteer for this amazing Fundraiser? Join the Team

Donor Comments

John Marston

John Marston

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Carl and Alex Byrd

Carl and Alex Byrd

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Chip and Peggy Bowen

Chip and Peggy Bowen

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Michael Page and Jane Hammond

Michael Page and Jane Hammond

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Lila H

Lila H

6 months ago

Moira Horowitz

Moira Horowitz

DONATION: $25

We must save these beautiful reminders of the past! 6 months ago

Todd, Rebecca, Nadia and Nikolai Remaley

Todd, Rebecca, Nadia and Nikolai Remaley

DONATION: $25

Checkout burkittsvillepreservationassociation.org (web) and BPA's facebook site to learn more...view photographs, see project updates, find volunteer opportunities or schedule a tour. Many thanks to Preservation Maryland and to the projects private and corporate partners for their support. Thank you for your donation! 6 months ago

Joe and Debby Fitzgerald

Joe and Debby Fitzgerald

6 months ago

Brendan Gilligan

Brendan Gilligan

DONATION: $25

6 months ago