We've got exciting news! Moses H. Cone Memorial Park has been named a 2016 Centennial Challenge project. That means the Foundation, with your help, is getting a running start on a multiyear fundraising effort to repair and rehab the historical estate in the High Country of North Carolina. The Centennial Challenge program, designed to address needs in all National Parks, will provide financial support to update the fire suppression system at Flat Top Manor. We're raising $411,000 for the project with a match of nearly $300,000 from Congress. But this important project is just the start.
The Foundation is moving forward with long-term goals to address the serious maintenance issues at the 3,500-acre historical park, including additional repairs to the manor, carriage trails, gardens, and more.
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park offers so much to visitors: history, recreation, architecture, and heritage. This opportunity is a big step toward bringing the luster back to this country estate and expanding the opportunities to learn about its role in North Carolina history. We hope you take the step with us and help remake history.
Plus! Mark your calendar for The Denim Ball benefit event on August 6 at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.