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Budget amendment would provide $350,000 for Timberneck preservation

The Fairfield Foundation is seeking public support for a state budget amendment that would provide $350,000 to help preserve the Timberneck house within the new Machicomoco State Park in Gloucester. 

In partnership with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Fairfield Foundation is rehabilitating the circa 1800 house and grounds into a sustainable exhibit space with lodging options. The foundation said it will also engage the Virginia Indian community in creating exhibits that will tell their stories.

Of the $350,000, the foundation said $250,000 would support the restoration of the building and grounds (budgeted at $1.2 million) and $100,000 would go toward the exhibits. Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna) has submitted the proposed budget amendment.

The foundation said it will also utilize the Rehabilitation Tax Credit program overseen by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. The foundation additionally said it has a challenge grant of $350,000 from a ...

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