Donations needed for Sheldon Museum paint job

MIDDLEBURY — As anybody knows, Vermont’s changing seasons can do a number on exterior paint. The Henry Sheldon Museum is no exception to this rule, and is looking to paint its front porch and façade this summer.
To that end, a current museum trustee and his spouse have pledged $2,500 if matching funds can be raised in the community by March 31, 2019. The funds will be used for exterior painting of the front façade of the Museum’s core building, the Judd-Harris House built in 1829 by two marble merchants.
An architectural showplace at the center of the village, the building requires periodic maintenance and the proposed painting will help preserve and reinvigorate its appeal as a cultural landmark of the mid-Lake Champlain Valley. Over the recent holiday season 2,400 visitors, consisting primarily of families with excited children, entered the Museum through the front doors to view the model trains and seasonal exhibits.
Anyone can to contribute to the match before March 31. Donate online and be sure to indicate that your donation is for the Painting Challenge in the “Special requests or comments box” or mail a check to the Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753.

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