Historic Pelham

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Pelham Preservation & Garden Society

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web Site

In 1999 a group of public-spirited and preservation-minded Pelham residents formed an organization intended to foster community appreciation for Pelham's unique aesthetic and historical character. They formed a not-for-profit organization formally named "Pelham Preservation Society, Ltd." but known ever since as "Pelham Preservation & Garden Society".

The Society has an excellent and informative Web site located at http://www.pelhampreservationsociety.com/. As the site notes, "the Pelham Preservation & Garden Society has had enormous success making our streets, parks and community spaces more beautiful for Pelham families. We have been extremely busy with bulb planting, "Pelham by Design"(our Library collection) and our Downtown Hanging Baskets installation. Currently, we are working on the Highbrook Avenue Gates Renovation Project, planting project at the Train Station, and an Historic Architecture Plaque Program."

The organization is a membership organization and donations to the group are tax deductible. Membership for a family is modestly priced at $30. This once a year fee will provide members with our Resource Guide, which assists individuals in historic renovations of homes, periodic lectures on Preservation and Pelham history and the annual Perennial Swap.

The organization is devoted not only to the preservation and restoration of historic structures and green spaces in Pelham, but also to preserving the history of the the Town. Many members of the Board of Trustees and the organization are avid students of the history of Pelham and surrounding areas.

The Web site of the organization is an excellent resource and even includes a brief history of Pelham. Among the other sections of the site are: Home Page, About the Organization, Historic Architecture Plaque Program, Information for Restoration Projects, Home Improvement, Identifying Architectural Styles, Gardening Resources, Becoming a Member, Links, Contact Us, and Using this Website.

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web Site
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