LCHIP Board members to tour Strawbery Banke Tuesday 1:00PM
Sen. Martha Fuller Clark will show off Portsmouth preservation efforts
(Portsmouth, New Hampshire) Sen. Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) will play host to leaders of the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program program Tuesday, leading a tour of the facilities and showing the efforts made by local leaders to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of New Hampshire's longest contiguous settlement. The Land and Community Heritage Investment Program board's visit is part of a day in Portsmouth, including a board meeting at the Discover Portsmouth Center in the afternoon. LCHIP has funded two Strawbery Banke projects - the Cotton Tenant House and the Thales-Yeaton House.
Strawbery Banke traces 375 years of history in one of America's oldest continuously occupied neighborhoods. The 10-acre site, with its authentically restored houses and shops, period gardens, and costumed role players, presents the daily lives of ordinary people who lived here - from Colonial times to World War II, from the mundane to the elegant, from economic boom to war time austerity - in engaging and accessible ways.
The New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program is an independent state authority that provides matching grants to New Hampshire communities and non-profits to protect and preserve the state’s most important natural, cultural and historic resources. Its legislatively mandated mission is to ensure the perpetual contribution of these resources to the economy, environment and the quality of life in New Hampshire. In grant rounds dating back to 2001, LCHIP has provided 226 grants which assisted with the protection of 126 historic structures and the permanent conservation of more than 260,000 acres for forestry, food protection, recreation, watershed protection, habitat and ecosystem services. $27 million in state investment in these resources through LCHIP grants has led to total project value of $237 million dollars.
WHO: Sen. Martha Fuller Clark leads a tour of the Strawbery Banke Museum for leaders of New Hampshire's LCHIP program
WHAT: Strawbery Banke's 10-acre site, with its authentically restored houses, shops, gardens, and educational exhibits
WHEN: 1:00pm, Tuesday July 9th,
WHERE: The Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St Portsmouth, NH 03801