So­ci­ety fundrais­ing for Wright’s Chance

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CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety has just kicked off a restora­tion ef­fort of the ex­te­rior of Wright’s Chance — one of the so­ci­ety’s two mu­seum houses in Centreville. The restora­tion plan calls for re­paint­ing the front, re­pair­ing and reglaz­ing the win­dow panes, new light­ing and more im­prove­ments.

Im­por­tant to this restora­tion ef­fort is the ne­ces­sity to raise funds through grants and do­na­tions. The to­tal cost of the first phase will be about $7,000, which needs to be raised. Fu­ture work will in­clude restor­ing the sides and rear of this his­toric house, as well as re­plac­ing the roof.

Wright’s Chance was orig­i­nally lo­cated on the south side of Mary­land Route 305, west of Hope. In the late spring of 1964 the Queen Anne’s County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety mounted a huge com­mu­nity-wide ef­fort to save this 18th cen­tury plan­ta­tion house by mov­ing the struc­ture to its present site on the east side of South Com­merce Street in Centreville. The lot on which the house now stands orig­i­nally formed part of the front yard of the Golds­bor­ough House, a late 18th cen­tury house that was de­mol­ished in 1963.

Wright’s Chance is open the first Satur­day of ever month and by appointment for tours. Wright’s Chance and Tucker House are part of the His­toric Sites Con­sor­tium of Queen Anne’s County.

The QueenAnne’s County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is a 501(c)3 non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion founded in 1960. Caring and safe guard­ing over five hundred ar­ti­facts, though th­ese two mu­se­ums is only a small part of the mis­sion and ef­forts of the so­ci­ety.

For in­for­ma­tion on how you can get in­volved, the so­ci­ety’s full mis­sion, mem­ber­ship, monthly and an­nual events or to make a do­na­tion to its project, contact info@qachis­tory.org.

Wright’s Chance is one of the his­tor­i­cal prop­er­ties in Centreville main­tained by the Queen Anne’s County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.

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