The Historical Society of Watertown recently received a dozen storm windows donated by a local business.
The Historical Society sent out the following announcement:
Thanks to a generous donation from Stormtite on Belmont Street in Watertown, the 1772 Edmund Fowle House, headquarters of the Historical Society of Watertown, now has 12 storm windows installed on the newer, 1870s section of the house.
Having them should not only save on heating bills in the winter, but this summer, the screen section (an improvement over the collapsible screens we have been using) will help eliminate the flying visitors we have become accustomed to in the past. And as you know, insects are a threat to our historic collections.
The Society’s goal is to install storm windows on the entire house. As you can imagine, the old windows in the Fowle House are quite drafty and sometimes take in water during a heavy rain storm. Having storm windows will help preserve the house, lower the heating bills and make it more comfortable for the volunteers who freeze their toes off while working in the office and throughout the house.
We are currently fundraising toward the purpose of purchasing of the remaining 18 storm windows. We have received several generous donations earmarked for this project through our Annual Appeal this year and last year.
Our thanks to Nadia at Stormtite who contacted us after receiving our Annual Appeal letter and arranged the donation.