Will you answer the call? The General Henry Knox Museum needs a new roof!
Henry answered the call. He was there. At Dorchester. Trenton. Brandywine. Valley Forge. Yorktown. Henry Knox was there! He was Chief of Artillery. He was General Washington’s trusted advisor and right-hand man. He stood with Washington crossing the Delaware and served in his cabinet. He was our country’s first Secretary of War. He was the one who yelled: “Fire!” For eight and a half long bloody years, he was there, right in the thick of it. He may not have signed the Declaration of Independence, but he risked his neck to make it possible.
After his service to our country, General Henry Knox and his wife Lucy retired to the coast of Maine where he built a magnificent home, called Montpelier, overlooking the harbor of the little village of Thomaston.
Now we are sticking our necks out to keep a roof on the only museum in the United States that promotes and maintains his legacy and we need your help.
Although the original house was torn down in 1871 to make way for the Knox and Lincoln Railroad, a group of dedicated local citizens reconstructed 'Montpelier' from original plans to serve as a museum to preserve and honor the legacy of General Knox as one of the most important, yet little known, heroes of the American Revolution and the new Republic.
The General Henry Knox Museum has occupied Montpelier since it opened in 1931 and soon will begin its second century! As part of its mission, the Museum is working to conserve and protect the museum building. At present, the most critical need is the immediate replacement of the museum's roof. It is going to be an expensive project, over $125,000, because of the complexity of the roof with its unique clerestory, multiple chimneys, and the building's location high on Knox Hill.
When General Washington needed help, he called Henry Knox. Now we need your help, and we are calling you! Will you answer the call?
To learn more about General Henry Knox, the Henry Knox Museum, the beauty of Montpelier, please visit our website: knoxmuseum.org The General Henry Knox Museum is a 501C3 nonprofit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Board of Trustees sincerely appreciates any financial assistance that you may be able to provide.
Together we can answer the call and keep this important piece of American history alive for future generations.