Society fundraising for Wright’s Chance
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 email@example.com.
Wright’s Chance is one of the historical properties in Centreville maintained by the Queen Anne’s County Historical Society.