WCHT (Washington County Historical Trust) and ACWA (Antietam-Conococheague Watershed Alliance) are proud to announce a success story in the making. Members from both organizations (supported by numerous concerned individuals for whose support we are forever indebted), appeared before the Hagerstown Mayor and City Council meeting last week where they presented a plan for an adaptive reuse of the Saylor House. To everyone’s delight and approval, we received approval to create a Memorandum of Understanding
with the City for the plan.
The plan is to restore the house for use as headquarters for programs directed by WCHT and ACWA. First order of business, the site will be carefully cleaned, saving all the significant pieces of the building. From there, the WCHT will sponsor seminars and programs demonstrating 18th century building techniques and preservation such as plastering, stone masonry pointing, and construction (or reconstruction) of 18th century doors and windows. What a plan! What opportunities! We are so excited!!
The ACWA will direct programs regarding the watershed and the natural environment. Similar organizations may use the facility also.
Kiwanis Park will be officially opened Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m.
We hope all who are interested will come to see what we want to do and join us in the action!