Join us on October 1 in Danbury!

We will announce the latest addition to our Seven to Save family at the Blazing Star Grange in Danbury, one of New Hampshire’s most active granges.

Grange halls were categorically listed to Seven to Save in 2013. Register today to experience the Blazing Star Grange Hall, tour impressive local projects, cheer on the newest listees, and enjoy a grange supper among preservation friends.

Danbury’s Blazing Star Grange No. 71 boasts several scenic curtains. Photo courtesy of Chris Hadsel,  Curtains Without Borders .

Danbury’s Blazing Star Grange No. 71 boasts several scenic curtains. Photo courtesy of Chris Hadsel, Curtains Without Borders.

Schedule

3:00-4:30: tour local landmarks along Route 4.

Grafton Center Meetinghouse (Seven to Save, 2017) - 860 Main St., Grafton

After a damaging fire in January 2016, a local nonprofit, Mascoma Valley Preservation, is starting the rehabilitation effort on this 1797-98 meetinghouse at the head of Grafton Center’s common.

South Danbury Church - 1411 Rt. 4, Danbury

This 1867 church just completed a $160,000 rehabilitation project with the help of LCHIP and many - many! - bake sales.

Eagle Pond Farm - 24 Rt. 4, Wilmot

The former home of poets Jane Kenyon and Donald Hall, this vernacular farmstead served as fodder for much of the couple’s literary work. The Don and Jane Project seeks to collect items from the poets’ lives and preserve the buildings.

5:00: Seven to Save announcement at the Blazing Star Grange, 15 North Road, Danbury

Space is limited for this free and special event. Parking is along North Road. Please register.

6:30: Grange supper hosted by the Blazing Star Grange.

Meal includes chicken pot pie, sides, and dessert. A $10 meal ticket is required; space is limited! Please register.

Questions? Contact Andrew Cushing at 224-2281 or ac@nhpreservation.org.

Our generous sponsors:

Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Pinnacle Leadership Foundation, Ingram Construction, Anagnost Companies

Chinburg Properties, Enviro-Tote, Irish Electric Corp.

Misiaszek Turpin Architects, Nathan Wechsler & Co.

Littleton Millwork, TF Moran, Udelsman Associates

Interested in program underwriting? Contact Jennifer Goodman at jg@nhpreservation.org


The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance created Seven to Save in 2006 to focus attention and resources on significant historic properties in New Hampshire that are threatened by neglect, deterioration, insufficient funds, inappropriate development, and/or insensitive public policy.

Criteria for selection include: historical significance, imminence of threat, and potential impact of listing a site.   

Advocates for these threatened places receive priority attention from the Alliance’s Field Services program and Seven to Save sites frequently gain other important publicity and funding benefits from this designation. 

To date, 93 resources have been listed to Seven to Save, with more than half saved. Many former listees (listed on the side here, below) are in the process of rehabilitation, while others continue to need significant investment. A few have been lost. 

The nomination forms for 2019's Seven to Save list are available here. Nominations are due Friday, August 30th.

If you have questions about the program, or think a certain building would benefit from such a designation, contact Andrew Cushing at ac@nhpreservation.org or by calling the office at (603) 224-2281.