Donations sought for roof of Senoia museumBy W. WINSTON SKINNER
The Senoia Area Historical Society is trying to Raise the Roof.
The society’s Raise the Roof project is aimed at getting friends of the society to make donations to replace the roof on the society’s local history museum. The museum is located in a historic home on Couch Street.
Raise the Roof got under way late last year, but most of the goal still needs to be raised. “We are still trying to raise funds,” said Lynne Wendt, SAHS president.
“Our roof is in pretty bad shape and will have to be completely removed and replaced,” Wendt explained. Contributions may be sent to SAHS, P.O. Box 301, Senoia, GA 30276. Checks should be marked “roof” in the memo line.
Donations to the society are tax-deductible.
Wendt said the roof needs come on the heels of a year of fundraising in 2012 “to pay off the mortgage on the house.” By the year’s end, the mortgage balance was “just below $4,000,” she said.
Wendt said it was decided to start a second campaign for funds because of “the condition of the roof and our concern for protecting both the house and the contents of the museum.” She said the society remains committed to sponsoring “educational programs (and) history-themed events” – in addition to operating the museum.
The SAHS museum was built as a home for the McKnight family. Members of the Carmichael family then owned the home for decades before it was acquired by the society.