The Skowhegan History House Association Inc. has received a grant of $5,000 in support of reconstructing wooden shutters for its museum windows. This grant is made from the Belvedere Historical Preservation Fund in collaboration with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, according to a news release from the association..

“We are pleased to receive this grant because it will help us restore the original integrity of the building” said History House Director Melvin Burnham, according to the release.

The nonprofit History House Association Inc. was founded in 1937 by Louise Helen Coburn, niece of Maine Gov. Abner Coburn (1863-64) and noted author of ‘Skowhegan on the Kennebec.’ She created an authentic Skowhegan home straight out of the 1800’s. The History House & Museum offers an opportunity to see and appreciate the tools people used, the art and entertainment they enjoyed, the clothing they wore, the personal items they carried, and the diaries and journals they wrote.

Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center will reopen for the season Tuesday, May 31. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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