BENEFITING: FOX-WISCONSIN HERITAGE PARKWAY
We rescued 40 old doors from forever being landfill. They were conceived in 1924 as part of the dormatory of a teacher's in Wisconsin. They saw many a student sneak out through them under the cloak of darkness, as they were going to meet the boy they hoped to marry. They saw many late nights of study and worry over the complexities of calculus. They were witness to heartache and triumph. We could not let them die.
And then came along the perfect house. A 1927 gem sitting on the Fox River, tired after housing the men who operated the system of locks and dams that harnessed the power of this great river and allowed the logs and steel and coal to find its way to building the interior of the country. It was witness to much life and change and business itself, until being abandoned when it seemed the river highway was no longer needed.
We need to bring this house called The Cedars back to life, and it's story now has the possibility of welcoming and encompassing these doors. It will take much investment in time and equity to accomplish this, but once it is done and The Cedars is returned to its 1920s glory, we will welcome all to come and stay and experience life on the locks.
Help us connect past to past, past to present. Help us bring this house back to life. We will stretch and volunteer our time and not stop until will have a gem on the river that will hold and tell many stories of old.