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DAR Awards $2300 for Historic Preservation/Education/or Patriotism Grant to Hoyle Historic Homestead Inc.

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Major William Chronicle Chapter, NSDAR, Gastonia, NC
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-5303
www.dar.org
For Immediate Release
Robert C. Carpenter, President, Hoyle Historic Homestead
Rcarpenter2@charter.net, 704-922-7716

May 20, 2013 

SPECIAL PROJECTS GRANTS

 

DAR Awards $2300 for Historic Preservation/Education/or Patriotism Grant to

Hoyle Historic Homestead Inc.

 

Washington, D.C. – The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announced today that the organization will be donating $2300 to Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc. to replace flooring in the historic home. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of the Major William Chronicle Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, located in Gastonia.

Ongoing renovations to the Hoyle House have involved mitigating termite and other damage.  After removing the floor, it was discovered that there was serious termite damage to the floor joists and flooring.  A former grant replaced and secured the floor joists.  The current DAR grant will replace the damaged flooring with pine boards.

The Hoyle Historic Homestead Inc. is a tax exempt organization which is over twenty five years old.  Its mission is to restore and renovate the Historic Hoyle Homestead, which has the distinction of being the oldest house in Gaston County and one of the oldest west of the Catawba River.  Its unique log corner post construction is nationally recognized and is one of a kind south of Maryland.

Robert C. Carpenter, Board President, commented upon receiving the grant:  “The Hoyle Historic Homestead is very appreciative that we will be able to replace the flooring in the House as another component in our ongoing efforts to restore this historic structure.  The House and grounds inform us of our heritage and the unique architecture of the House remains an inspiration as we reflect upon our past”.

The DAR grants program was started in 2010. Funding is awarded to support projects in local communities that promote the organization’s mission areas of historic preservation, education and patriotism.

The DAR receives hundreds of grants applications each year, making competition for the funding through the non-profit organization high. Interested groups must be sponsored by a local DAR chapter, submit a copy of their 501(c)(3) IRS documentation, and include a narrative that describes the need and urgency of the project as well as planned activities and benefits to the community which will result from the grant.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With nearly 170,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org. For more about applying for a Special Projects Grant from DAR, visit www.dar.org/grants.

The Hoyle Historic Homestead appreciates the Major William Chronicle Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, located in Gastonia and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for the opportunity to preserve another piece of our history.

For more information, please contact Regent Glenda G. Rogers, 704-864-3083 or visit the Hoyle Historic Homestead website, http://www.hoylehomestead.org/ or like HHH on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hoylehistorichomestead/.



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