The Fairfield Foundation shared some of its past discoveries and future endeavors with those who attended the Daffodil Festival last Saturday. While the Daffodil Parade streamed down Main Street, volunteers at the Edge Hill Service Station handed out pin wheels to children and talked with passers by about our plans to restore the station into our headquarters and regional preservation center. The restored service station will serve as a place where the public can convene to learn about and participate in archaeology, building rehabilitation, and family history.
It was a chilly morning but it was great to share our plans and our property with the parade goers. Joining us was local author Sara Lewis, signing and selling her book on Gloucester, as well as the Rosewell Foundation, which has just reopened their visitor center and magnificent colonial ruins for the season. In addition, after the parade drew to a close, we had local folk band Steamboat Road belt out tunes at the corner. This corner is the gateway to Main Street and will be a great location for events in the future as we complete the restoration of the building. It was wonderful to see people driving by turning their heads and tapping their fingers to the music. Thanks to Dave and Dan for adding some great sounds to the morning, and to everyone else for joining us out there.