To the editor:
As co-chairs of the recent Barrington Preservation Society “Destination Drownville” House Tour, we would like to express our gratitude for the fantastic response to this event in the lovely, historic Alfred Drown neighborhood.
The generous participation of property owners and advertising sponsors helped make the 2012 house tour a great success.
As thankful as we are that the weather cooperated, we are even more grateful for the cooperation of so many energetic volunteers, without whom it would not have been possible to meet our fund-raising goal. Because grants and membership dues are not sufficient to meet the educational, preservation, exhibition, and lecture activities of the Barrington Preservation Society, we rely on proceeds from this one event to cover additional operating costs throughout the year.
In addition to the more than 250 schoolchildren who visited our museum during the past year, more than 50 adults used our archives for scholarly research. Our historic signage on the bike path also earned us a Rhody Award from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission in 2011.
Your contributions and support will enable us to continue our work. In case you haven’t visited the museum, it is located on the lower level of the Barrington Public Library, and open any Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit our web site www.barrpreservation.org for updates on programs and exhibitions and access to our historic photographs.
Thank you, again, for your support of the 2012 House Tour.
Co-chairs, Destination Drownville House Tour