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Rockingham gets grant to analyze paint in historic Meeting House

ROCKINGHAM—The Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission has been awarded two 2021 Certified Local Government Grants totalling $19,750.

This funding, from the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation was awarded at their meeting on Jan. 21. It will support commission programming and an analysis of the painted finishes at the Rockingham Meeting House to help conserve interior and exterior woodwork of this National Historic Landmark.

Eight applications requesting $94,200 in grant funding were submitted, and $73,750 was awarded. Applications for two projects were not funded.

Established by the National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1980, the program is a partnership between local governments, the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, and the National Park Service, which is responsible for administering the National Historic Preservation Program.

In Vermont, 17 communities are designated as CLGs.

For more information about the town’s 2021 CLG grant projects, email clg@rockbf.org.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #600 (Wednesday, February 17, 2021). This story appeared on page A5.

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