Welcome to Preservation Williamsport
It is a great time for a stroll
through Williamsport's historic district. It is a veritable treasure
of impressive Victorian mansions. On any given day, you'll see tourists
taking pictures as they wander through the neighborhood.
Rowley House Museum
Something wonderful is happening
here. You'll see it everywhere. Victorian mansions are being brought
back to life through painstaking renovations and restorations. Gardens
and parks, dormant for so many years, also are being brought back
to their original splendor and the neighborhoods are adorned with
beautiful new Victorian period street lamps and hanging baskets
cascading with flowers. The world is starting to notice. Victorian
Homes Magazine featured five exceptional Williamsport Victorian
mansions recently. The New York Times dropped by for a
day trip in 2007, highighting Millionaires Row and Preservation
Williamsport in its Travel Section. Read
this article here >>
You'll soon consider that the
key to Williamsport's future lies right here in its past. Showcasing
our historic district attracts tourists and tourism dollars to Williamsport.
We're a nonprofit group called
Preservation Williamsport, and it is our goal not only to preserve
and protect Williamsport's heritage, but to increase preservation
awareness. We're asking you now, as an important member of the community,
to join this exciting cause.
Last year we experienced steady
progress in our efforts to raise funds for the restoration of the
Rowley House Museum at 707 West Fourth Street, and the community
response was outstanding. Our goal is to continue to raise sufficient
monies to continue with the restoration process, repay our mortgage
and fund operations. Visitors to the museum were awestruck by the
beauty of the mansion and their comments were always the same: "We
have seen a lot of Victorian houses, but never one as beautiful
As the year progresses, the
restoration process will continue with the painting of the exterior
and repointing of the brickwork. Victorian Homes Magazine
photographers spent two days at the Rowley House Museum taking pictures
for publication, and we're looking forward to seeing this Williamsport
treasure in print.
A new event, View from the Porch,
has been very well attended. The first "View from the Porch"
was held in the Fall of 2006 was a huge success with more than 100
attendees. This year's event featured the porches of seven mansions
that adorn Millionaires Row in Williamsport's Historic District.
This is a fund raiser to support Rowley House Museum renovations.
Read this article here >>
Your membership dollars will
assist with the continued restoration of a magnificent piece of
Williamsport's history while demonstrating your commitment to support
an historic legacy within our community.
Preservation Williamsport is
a non-profit organization, 501(C) (3), that operates to educate
the public about preservation, to intervene when historic structures
are threatened and to promote historic preservation by acquiring
and restoring properties.
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