Project Sponsors: Sue Ellen Stavrand, Randy Stahl and Mike Peters
Fundraising Goal: $50,000
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In December 2018, Seashore Trolley Museum began a virtual fundraising campaign to support the purchase of a Mobilift with a custom, adaptable bridge plate to help guests with mobility issues access select items in our collection. In January 2020, we reached our $11,000 goal, and our new Mobilift arrived right in time for our 2020 season.
Along the fundraising journey, conversations around the desire to make even more areas of campus easier and more comfortable to navigate began and rose to the level of our Strategic Planning discussions. What would the campus look like without stone paths? With more benches and picnic tables? Better shading? How about better access to the end of our main line? The campus owns several acres of land that are currently underutilized and most already have informal, beautiful walking trails that run through it.
As a result of the New Direction Strategic Plan, Enhancing Campus Paths and Walkways has been selected as one of our fundraising priorities for the next five years. The areas closest to the Visitors Center will be re-developed first, followed by the sections of walkways by South Boston, Riverside and Highwood, and Morrison Hill Station. Seashore Trolley Museum has partnered with the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and the Arundel Conservation Trust to work on trail development through our undeveloped land and along our railway.
As we address existing walkways and create new ones, great care will be taken to select materials with a long lifespan, as well as materials that are easy for children, guests with strollers, and guests with mobility aids to traverse. We will also develop a clearer, designated walkway from the Visitors Center to South Boston to take guests away from one of the busiest sections of our railroad.
We hope you will support our efforts! Please help us enhance our paths and walkways and donate now to Fund 983.
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