The Fairfield Foundation was named the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service to perform rehabilitation work at the historic Timberneck House, which is located on Machicomoco State Park property in Hayes.
The Fairfield Foundation is in the process of renovating the circa 1793 house as a place for learning, lodging and exploring the Middle Peninsula. The restored house will feature a number of exhibits discussing the history and persistence of Virginia Indians, the history of Timberneck farm, and highlighting many local sites of interest in and near Gloucester County.
The NPS grant was one of 17 made nationwide in this inaugural round of funding for the Semiquincentennial Grant Program commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. Only two of the grants went to organizations in Virginia.
The other was made to the Clermont Farm Foundation in the amount of $472,000 for the rehabilitation of the Main House, Smoke House and Spring ...
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