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Campaign goal met for preserving Quincy’s historic treasures

More improvements are in the works for some of Quincy’s most historic buildings. 

The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County recently met their $50,000 campaign goal. The fundraiser, which started back in April, raises money for preservation projects at the Governor John Wood Mansion and the History Museum of Quincy.

Recent projects already complete include repairing and painting the front of the Governor John Wood Mansion as well as replacement of shutters and damaged windows. 

"Sun and rain and wind take their toll on any type of building so we like to get it back to its original shape," said Todd Shackelford, President of the HSQAC Board of Directors. "We like to preserve it to be as close to the period and the way it was constructed when it was first built."

The funds raised will be matched up to $50,000 by an anonymous donor. Future plans also include improvements on the 1835 log cabin which sits behind the mansion on South 12th Street. 

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