Centennial Challenge Project: Mabry Mill & Groundhog Mountain Structural Repairs

Photo by Jeremy Riffe, Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

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Groundhog Mountain Photo by Karen Nelson

Matching Gift Opportunity!

In 2017, Congress provided $20 million for projects across the country through the Centennial Challenge program. These funds will be matched by $33 million from more than 50 park partners to improve trails, restore buildings, and increase visitor access to parks. This project has been selected for a Centennial Challenge grant! That means your contribution will be doubled by matching funds from the federal government, so you can feel twice as good about your gift.

With your help, we will preserve and protect five historic structures surrounding Mabry Mill and the Groundhog Mountain picnic area. The shake roofs of four of the buildings will be replaced, as well as rotting logs in the cabins. Additionally, a leaking flume that supplies water to the mill’s wheel will be repaired. These sites form an outdoor museum that helps interpret and preserve elements of early pioneer life in the region. 

The total project cost is $139,654. The Foundation is raising $51,791 to complete the work. Please give by with the link below.

Milepost 176 & 188

Our goal is $51,791.

Your gift will help preserve fascinating historical structures, and be doubled thanks to a Centennial Challenge grant.


Photo by Karen Nelson