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Annual Appeal - Message from the Board of Trustees
As we begin to feel the chill in the air, we continue our focus on the maintenance and preservation of our beautiful site. Your support of our Annual Appeal allows us to plan for the year ahead in terms of repairs as well as programs and events.
Maintaining historic buildings is no simple task, however, we are fortunate to have a very active Buildings and Grounds Committee as well as Town of Colonie officials who assist us in preserving our Complex. This year one of our accomplishments was the complete renovation of the exterior men's restroom. Other repairs and renovations included:
- Exterior wood work repair on restrooms and Carriage House
- Exterior repair/painting on Tool Museum & Well House
- Limb trimming and tree removal
- Three new garden benches
- Existing conditions report completed by Environmental Design & Research, DPC
Our major mission this year is to begin restoration of the Pruyn House facade. The afore mentioned report includes very specific suggestions. We are so fortunate that the Town has also pledged funds for this project which could span several years. We truly do not know what obstacles we may encounter as we undertake this extensive preservation project. Therefore, we respectfully request you to consider making a gift to our 2016 Annual Appeal. A donation of any size is genuinely appreciated and allows us to continue our mission of serving as the historical, educational and cultural center of the Town. We strive to make your experience here a memorable one and appreciate your continued commitment to the Pruyn House Complex.
Donations are fully tax deductible and your gift will be acknowledged on our website and in our newsletter. As a convenience, you can use PayPal to make an online donation. You can also mail in your donation with the form provided. We thank you again for your consideration and support throughout the year.
Board of Trustees , Friends of Pruyn House