The Weather-worn Landmark Sign has a Fresh Look!
Did you notice that the the historical sign that has graced the grounds of the 1717 Meetinghouse since 1939 is looking better than ever? The 1717 Meetinghouse Foundation has removed it, sent it to a foundry for refurbishment and a sign maker has restored it in time for the both the 400th anniversary of the West Parish Congregation and the 300th anniversary celebration of the Meetinghouse.
Originally placed to celebrate the Town's 350th anniversary, you can see from the 10 year old picture on the left that the Cape Cod weather has not been kind to the finish on this marker, an historical item itself. As the sign suffered from a pitted surface and the gold leaf finish was stained and peeling. The cost of this refurbishing exceeded $3000.
The 1717 Meetinghouse Foundation is currently seeking donors to sponsor the renewal of this highly visible sign. Help us celebrate the coming anniversaries with a fresh look. If you would like to sponsor this project please contact:
Georgia Lonkart, President, or Peter Smith, Treasurer, at
1717 Meetinghouse Foundation
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Additional donations are always accepted and are greatly appreciated.