Friday, August 8, 2014

Artifacts at the Beekman Mill House

Please feel free to identify any of the artifacts that we have cataloged in this digital inventory:

Youth for Restoration's work on July 26, 27 and August 2, 3

Youth for Restoration, with the help of volunteers completed the following:

- Took all artifacts from the Upper level downstairs to the yard.
- Cleaned artifacts and construction materials.
- Separated everything into three groups: Artifacts, Construction Material, Garbage.
- Created a unique number/label for each artifact.
- Staged and photographed each artifact with its identifying number.
- Created a Digital Inventory of the artifacts.
- Removed all the rotten, dirty garbage that had collected over the years and got it ready for the Highway department to pick up.
- Swept, mopped, dusted the Upper level.
- Cleaned, adjusted windows and installed screens in them
- Assembled shelving at the Upper level.
- Tied each number label to the corresponding artifact.
- Shelved artifacts, and other useful materials in the Upper level.
- Assembled divider screens and screened around the construction materials.
- Cleaned first floor, windows, pictures, and office.
- Planted perennials in the trough in the front of the building.
- Cleaned outside message board, replaced papers signs, fixed lights and set the timer for lighting.
- Rebuilt rock wall leading to bridge.
- Created a flowerbed on the banks of Fishkill Creek with leftover rocks.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Poughkeepsie Journal Covers Youth for Restoration

This article was printed in the Poughkeepsie Journal on July 28th, 2014, about Youth for Restoration's work on the Beekman Mill House.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Hudson Valley Magazine features Youth for Restoration

Youth for Restoration's last project, the Apoquague Friends' Meeting Burial Ground, was featured in an article in the Hudson Valley Magazine in the June 2014 issue.

Beekman Mill House Fundraising

To fund all that Youth for Restoration has planned to do to the Beekman Mill House, fundraising needs to be done, and many volunteers are needed. Youth for Restoration has been going door-to-door, looking for support with this project, as well as running bake sales at local events in order to accumulate enough funds to do the Mill House justice. Though YFR has found support, more is needed to make this project a success this summer.

Our deepest gratitude to all our sponsors.