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Park McCullough
biggest focus has been on restoring the historic carriage barn . A sizable percentage of our revenue comes from renting out the carriage barn for parties , retreats , and weddings , as well as other events . We want to make some crucial improvements to that space in order to be able to rent it out as often as possible – including in the wintertime . We also have been starting projects that are centered on updating the electrical system in the mansion , as well as preventing the veranda from sinking . At the end of the day , it ’ s all part of creating a beautiful experience for everyone that comes here .”
Although a great deal of restoration work still remains , Christopher is optimistic about the future of the Park-McCullough Historic Governor ’ s Mansion . “ Last season , we introduced a lot of functions and events that
have drawn people to the mansion . I have heard from a lot of people that regularly visit the Park-McCullough estate that they have spent more time at the mansion over the past year than they ever have before in their lives . We ’ ve been doing a great job on generating community excitement and involvement . Community activities include outdoor movies on the lawn , yoga in the garden , wine tastings on the veranda , and a whole host of concerts and lectures . A lot is happening right now in terms of community engagement . There ’ s so much untapped potential here at the mansion . It ’ s been underutilized for so long , and now we ’ re finally in a place where we can begin to take advantage of it and capitalize on it . Our continual aim is to make sure that future generations can experience even more
magical life-changing moments here . The story of the Park-McCullough Historic Governor ’ s Mansion is continually unfolding , and we ’ re incredibly excited to see what tomorrow brings .”
THE LEGEND LIVES ON For nearly a century , generations have shared stories and created memories around our historic fire pit . Now it ' s back . Join us at the newly-restored lodge , restaurant and event space for your next authentic Vermont getaway !
3574 ROUTE 11 , PERU , VT
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