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page updated 9/17/13

 
Lempster’s Meetinghouse is a special and irreplaceable connection to our community’s past. And beyond our town, it is also one of a diminishing number of tangible connections to New Hampshire, New England, and America’s history. This building is real – it is equally our community’s inheritance and our gift to the future – and it needs your continuing support.

Yes!
Now!

The Friends of the Lempster Meetinghouse (FLMH) – a non-profit, 501(c)(3) group whose mission is to conserve, restore, and rehabilitate the Lempster Meetinghouse – formed in 2006 and received a $75,000 New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) grant for emergency stabilization of the Meetinghouse – "Phase One", completed summer 2009, replaced the building's sinking dry stone foundation, strengthening and stabilizing the first floor and structure, and set the stage for future work.

"Phase Two" – completed in 2012 – focused on usability, and included a well, septic, renovated heating system, and an INDOOR RESTROOM (!).

Visionary Project: A special restoration project, initiated parallel to Phase Two, involves restoring the Meetinghouse's 45 double-hung windows. Your donation of $1,000 to this project – augmented nearly 50% by FLMH and other matching funds including LCHIP – allows the ongoing professional restoration of these truly "limited-edition" windows! Donor plaques have been mounted below many of the 31 windows already restored.

Help shine a light! Continuing restoration requires your continuing support!

"Phase Three" – In addition to continuing the renovations of the remaining windows, FLMH has immediate plans for repairing the double doors on the south side of the building; adding permanent stairs to the main tower entrance; making the first floor of the building handicap accessible; and doing structural repairs to the tower framing and cupola. The State of New Hampshire has decided this year to fully fund LCHIP, so FLMH is again applying for a third grant. Should we be successful, the grant will help fund a significant part of the cost of these upgrades and repairs.

Your tax-deductable financial contribution helps make a full restoration possible. All gifts directly support work on the Meetinghouse. Please support this important community project!


Please mail contributions – made out to 'FLMH' – or 'Friends of the Lempster Meetinghouse' – to:


FLMH
Post Office Box 34
Lempster, NH 03605


You may also download, print, and use the PDF fundraiser flyer linked below.

Please direct any questions to Bill Rodeschin at (603) 863-4720, or Laura Pinkney at (603) 863-8180



Previous FLMH mailings:

2010 Fundraising card (1.4 MB pdf)

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