Activities for the event will include visits to the 1907 Jail, the 1731 Courthouse, the Clerk’s Office, and the Debtors Prison. Docents will be on hand to discuss the purpose and use of the buildings and to answer questions. Box lunches from the Eastville Inn will be available between Noon and 1:30 pm for a cost of $10, and must be ordered in advance through the NHPS website by June 8. Other activities will include: Plein Air Painting by Local Artists, Garden Art and Plants by Myrtle Grove Greenhouses, and a NHPS Recycled Treasures Sale Table. The Pear Valley sculpture by Buck Doughty will be on display with a final opportunity to buy tickets for the drawing.
At 2:00 pm, there will be presentations on the proposed restoration of the 1907 Jail and its intended future use. Mike Ash, NHPS President, will present an overview of the current structure and its proposed restoration by HistoriCorps. Ann Cuss, Eastern Region Project Manager for HistoriCorps, will present an overview of the company, their past restoration projects and their plans for the restoration of the jail building.
At 2:45 pm there will be the drawing for the Pear Valley sculpture, and the announcement of the winner. At 3:00 pm, there will be a Walking Tour of Eastville with local Historian David Scott.
Donations for the restoration of the 1907 Jail will be accepted throughout the event by Cash or Check. The NHPS website is northamptonhistoricpreservationsociety.com, for box lunch orders by June 8, and for donations to the 1907 Jail restoration.