By Staff | Feb 12, 2021
LAHAINA — Lahaina Restoration Foundation was recently awarded a $2,500 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. These grant funds will be used to complete a building assessment of the stone and coral block Baldwin Home built in 1835 in Lahaina.
The assessment will result in a prioritized, cost-estimated list of preservation needs for the building.
“Organizations like Lahaina Restoration Foundation help to ensure that communities all across America retain their unique sense of place,” said Paul Edmondson, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “We are honored to provide a grant to Lahaina Restoration Foundation, which will use the funds to help preserve an important piece of our shared national heritage.”
Grants from the National Trust Preservation Fund range from $2,500 to $5,000 and have provided over $15 million since 2003. These matching grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the country to support wide-ranging activities, including consultant services for rehabilitating buildings, technical assistance for tourism that promotes historic resources, and the development of materials for education and outreach campaigns.
For more information on National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Fund grants, visit Forum.SavingPlaces.org/funding.
Lahaina Restoration Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1962. LRF oversees and maintains 13 major historic sites in Lahaina and operates six museums.
The organization also maintains several collections of artifacts, manuscripts, maps, photographs, logs and other materials representative of Lahaina’s rich history. These collections are available to the public and researchers by request.
In addition, Lahaina Restoration Foundation oversees the Old Lahaina Courthouse and maintains public parks and open spaces in historic Lahaina Town. Due to the pandemic, some historic sites may be closed; call 661-3262 for current museum information.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places to enrich our future.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is committed to protecting America’s rich cultural legacy and helping build vibrant, sustainable communities that reflect our nation’s diversity. Follow the organization on Twitter @savingplaces.