Preservation Projects

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Historic House Museum has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1973 and was included in the State Register of Historic Places following that. Preserving the museum’s historic structure and grounds has always been an important part of our Foundation’s mission

In 2013 the museum received a grant to restore the roof over the veranda, western ells, corn barn, and gambrel with cedar shingles, repair the Veranda sills and decking, repair window sashes and a portico column, and paint and hang the restored Carriage House shutters. This matching grant came from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Francis Galvin, Chairman. Funding was also provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 

In 2014 the museum received another matching grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council to undertake several preservation projects to the structures and landscape.