Dorchester Historical Society - open to your ideas

You are invited to take part in revitalizing the Dorchester Historical Society (DHS) Clapp Farmstead on Boston Street. The DHS has received two grants — one from New England Grassroots Environment Fund for improving the landscaping and grounds around our historic buildings, and one from MA Cultural Facilities Fund for improving public use of the buildings themselves. These two projects will help coordinate much-needed improvements to the 19th c. William Clapp house and the 18th c. Lemuel Clap house plus an old barn and other farm buildings at the DHS headquarters on Boston Street. There will be regular meetings on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. January through June 2008. If you have ideas for how DHS can be a better resource for Dorchester, please contact Earl Taylor at 800-663-6063 or by e-mail at, or attend a meeting [see calendar]. Funding for this project has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the state of Massachusetts administered through a collaborative agreement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.