Grant awarded to homestead in Pawcatuck

Stonington - The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservations has awarded a $6,465 Historic Preservation Technical Assistance Grant to the Stanton-Davis Homestead Museum in Pawcatuck.The grant, which has been matched by the museum's fundraising, will enable it to develop a business plan for the complete restoration of the property. A museum press release stated that the development of a business plan "is a critical step toward achieving the goal of preserving the homestead as an educational center and community resource." The homestead was built in 1670 by Thomas Stanton, an Indian interpreter, Colonial leader, and one of the town's founders. It was occupied by Stanton and then Davis descendants until 1991. Now a nonprofit organization is working to turn it into a museum. For more information visit the Stanton-Davis Homestead Museum Facebook page or at www.stantondavishomestead.org.

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