Heritage Conservancy's "History at the Haines Estate" Raises Awareness of Importance of Protecting Community Treasures

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DSC_0700On Saturday, June 27th, Heritage Conservancy hosted its inaugural “History at the Haines Estate” in Pennsburg, Montgomery County. The event was held on the surrounding grounds of the beautiful home of John and Linda Haines, which is also known as the Andreas Reid Homestead. The Andreas Reid Homestead is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rain and wind, though torrential and cold, did not hold our enthusiastic guests back from exploring the property, umbrella in tow. As they admired John and Linda’s picturesque gardens and their collection of antique vehicles, equipment and model cars, the sound of live jazz music emanated throughout the grounds. John also provided the opportunity to appreciate his homestead by taking a group on a house tour. His passion for its history truly shined through. Afterward, Jeffrey A. Miller Catering spoiled everyone with a gourmet meal, including the pièce de résistance—a paella station equipped with a huge serving pan!

As our guests enjoyed a delightful evening, our President, Jeff Marshall, reminded the group what the evening was all about. He asked everyone to think to themselves about a property, view, or building that makes up the tapestry of our community, then he asked if that property, view, or building is protected. Jeff’s speech emphasized the vulnerability of our special places if we don’t do anything to protect them. With the help of our dedicated supporters, Heritage Conservancy ensures that these character-defining elements of our area are protected for ourselves and for our children.DSC_0736We were pleased to have the opportunity to make new friends and share the importance of our mission and the impact it has on the quality of life for our community.

Thank you to everyone who supported this event, our hosts John and Linda Haines, and our wonderful event sponsors: Jeffrey A. Miller Catering, Pritchard Bieler Gruver & Willison P.C., Vesterra Corporation and Anne and Frank Palopoli, and The Weimer Group.

All proceeds from this event support Heritage Conservancy’s mission of preserving and protecting our natural and historic heritage.