The Anchorage porch sale and guided tour of the home will be held Saturday, July 27 and 28 by the Washington County Historical Society as a labor of love by earning dimes and dollars to restore and maintain the historic mansion on George Street in Harmar.
We are appealing to the public for both items for the porch sale and to attend the event. There's still time to contribute, as items won't be priced until the 26th. What's junk to us, may be a treasure, a great thing, to you. There are usual household goods, like lamps, dishes, pots and pans and kitchen items, clothing, books, toys, Christmas decorations, and more.
Ken Finkel, president, states the sales are very important to help bring additional dollars to ongoing projects, especially to restoration of the Anchorage.
The society owns the property with plans that one day it will be open to visitors as a museum, library and meeting facility for the society and other local groups. Built in 1859, the Anchorage is a reminder of when Marietta was a thriving center of commerce.
Kinkel said volunteers are still needed to help there, as well as at The Fearing House, a museum in Harmar Village. Docents are needed to lead tours now that the season began May 1.