Funding shortfalls slow progress on Schoolhouse

Verlean McCoy

Progress continues on the restoration of Creswell’s old schoolhouse, but some projects may be delayed due to funding shortfalls. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused redirection of grant funds that might have been available for historic restoration to more pressing community needs. The Creswell Heritage Foundation (CHF) had two projects slated for this summer and fall.

First, we plan to replace the roof on the back room. This room was originally a shell used as a woodshed. In 2000 it was finished out by volunteers for use as storage space . . .