HELP SAVE THE PAN CUPOLA
Last year, Friends of Chatham and our partner organizations, The Rappahannock Valley Garden Club and the Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club, funded the restoration work to the Pan Cupola, Pan statue and the Ceres statue on the grounds of Chatham.
During that work, Scott McKee of Sculpture in Architecture found that there are structural issues with the Pan Cupola roof and soffit that were outside of the scope of work included in the 2017 project description. Scott created a detailed plan of how to correct the issues so that that the structural integrity of the Cupola and the restoration work completed in 2017 will be protected in the longterm.
Projected costs for this work is expensive and estimated to be in excess of $25,000. Friends of Chatham has applied for grant funding through The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock Region and held a kickoff fundraising event at Brocks Riverside Grill on January 29th, which resulted in a net proceeds of $1,206 from the dinner tickets and silent auction. Additionally, Friends of Chatham has created an “Adopt – A” fundraising program whereby generous donors can adopt a part of the project costs.
As of February 15, 2018, our members and donors have pledged to donate over $4,300 toward the project funding, including a generous donation of $1,000 from our partner, the Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club.
Would you like to help save the Pan Cupola?
Here are the Adoption Opportunities available:
Generator Rental for One Day ~ $107
Professional Tig Welding for One Hour ~ $125
Man-lift Rental for One Day ~ $171
Stainless Steel 1/2-inch Diameter Rod for Soffit Repair ~ $55
Stainless Steel 1-inch Diameter Rod for Soffit Repair ~ $162
Keim, Soldalit, Preservative, 4 gallon size ~ $602
Keim Cleaning Solution ~ $123
St. Astier 5.0, 1 bag ~ $84
Adopt-the-Sculptor Labor Cost ~ $1,000 increments for total of $13,500
Scaffold Rental ~ $1,000 increments for total of approximately $5,000
If you’d like to help save the Pan Cupola, please send your check for the adoption you’d like to make to:
Friends of Chatham
P.O. Box 3882
Fredericksburg, VA 22402
While you may also pay using PayPal by clicking on the link below, paying by check, however, saves Friends of Chatham the cost of the PayPal fees.
If you pay online, when you are checking out, click on “Add Special Instructions” and note which part of the project you are adopting.
As always, thank you for your support of Friends of Chatham and Chatham Manor!