Grant may put new roof on Canterbury Village Dwelling House

Published: 02-01-2023 12:28 PM

Canterbury Shaker Village has received a $109,755 matching grant from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) to put a new roof on its Dwelling House.

One of 26 restored original Shaker buildings at the Village, the Dwelling House is a T-shaped structure with 56 rooms that has been expanded numerous times since its construction in 1793. Featuring a chapel, a Paul Revere family bell, and a library, the 8,700-square-foot Dwelling House is where the Shakers ate and slept.

The grant comes from the state’s LCHIP program, which is funded through the state’s conservation license plate (Moose Plate) program.

“We are actively fundraising right now and hope to begin this project by spring 2023,” Leslie Nolan, executive director of the Village, said in a press release.

The matching grant award is one of 34 land conservation and historic preservation projects funded by LCHIP this year. The 2022 awards of $4.3 million will be matched by more than $23 million from other public and private sources, according to LCHIP.

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