SMF receives matching grant to help preserve farmhouse


A national nonprofit preservation group has awarded a $3,000 matching grant to the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation to help the Island conservation organization preserve the Mayhew-Hancock-Mitchell House at Quansoo Farm in Chilmark.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Mildred Jones Keefe Preservation Fund for Massachusetts provided the grant. It will be used to create a site plan that will allow Sheriff’s Meadow to create a document to be used in filings with the Chilmark Historical Commission and other town boards, according to a Sheriff’s Meadow press release.

This trust is the leader of the national preservation movement and is committed to saving America’s diverse historic environments and to preserving and revitalizing the livability of communities nationwide, according to a trust press release. Through its Preservation Services Fund program, the National Trust offers small matching grants to nonprofit groups and public agencies to support a wide range of local historic preservation projects across the nation.