Historic Gallery Needs New Roof
The historic Trinidad Art Gallery building was built in the year 1900 and known by local historians as the ‘Riecke House’. This property was gifted to the Land Trust in 2011 by Ned Lee Simmons as directed in his will. The building is currently in need of a new roof. This season’s abundance of rain is good for our rivers, but as we see, can cause problems to roads and historical buildings with old roofs. Unfortunately, the rains have strained the limits of the aging roof and leaks have been finding their way into the interior.
TCLT is working with a small group of artist community volunteers on a fundraising effort to purchase a new roof for the Trinidad Art Gallery. Our goal is to raise $15,000 by this fall, before next winter’s storms.
In support of this effort, the Trinidad Art Gallery is offering a fundraise wine pour each Trinidad Art Night, 6pm-9pm, first Fridays of the month, May 5th through September 1st. Stop by for a glass of wine, information on the fundraising effort, and a gallery tour at 490 Trinity Street.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation and join our roof fundraising campaign to protect this historic building. Donations can be made to the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust via check, cash or credit card (from our website or over the phone). Be sure to mention your gift is for ‘the new roof’. Please note that donations can be made ‘in honor of’ or ‘in memory of’ someone special using the donation form on our website.
Here is a message from our friends at the Trinidad Art Gallery cooperative: