Winthrop Historical Society nears building renovation goal

WINTHROP – The Winthrop Maine Historical Society only has to raise $17,000 to reach its goal of $150,000 for the building fund for the Winthrop History and Heritage Center.
The historical society is grateful to all of the donors who have contributed to the fund over the past year, president Lynda Pratt and Building Committee Chair Arthur Roy said
“Without the generosity of the donors, WMHS would not have the History and Heritage Center that it does,” they said.
The historical society’s 10-year quest to buy a building for the center ended early in 2021, when it bought the former Key Bank building at 107 Main St. The building fund will be used to further renovate the building.
A local business has offered a new match towards the building fund goal to help with the final push. The business will match every dollar donated by individuals or businesses, no minimum amount required, up to $4,000. Historical society officials remind donors that ever donation, no matter the amount, helps and will be counted.
Donors and businesses that donate $1,000 or more will have their name placed on the Key Donor plaque, mounted on the wall inside the entrance of the History and Heritage Center.
Those who would like to donate may make a check out to WMHS, with notation on the memo line “Building Fund,” and mail to WMHS, P.O. Box 33, Winthrop, ME 04364.
For information, visit Winthrop Maine Historical Society on Facebook, or email winthropmainehistorical@gmail.com.