Author Archives: Karlene Osborne

Beech Ridge School Update

January 2023 The roof is finished and the first coat of paint is applied. It is enclosed for the winter!

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Thank you – Scarborough Garden Club

Our thanks to the Scarborough Garden Club, who gave the Scarborough Historical Museum two beautiful wreaths. Each year the club makes and hangs wreaths on the two front doors of our museum at 647 US Route 1 in Dunstan. Happy … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School Renovation Update – Nov 20, 2022

The Beech Ridge School renovation continues. As of November 20, the first coat of paint has been applied to the replacement wood clapboards on all four sides of the building. The front entrance and steps are now in the process … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School Renovation Update – Sep 16, 2022

Beech Ridge School Renovation continues. Contractor Rob Alden and his crew are making headway. The team has most of the siding installed thanks to the good weather.    To donate to help this historical renovation, please see our GoFundMe page.   … Continue reading

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Support the Society using CLYNK

Scarborough Historical Society and Museum HELP SAVE THE PLANET AND HELP THE SCARBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY. We are asking you to use CLYNK for your returnable bottles and cans. Fill up a CLYNK bag (don’t crush cans or remove bottle labels). … Continue reading

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Scarborough Beech Ridge School House Restoration

October 2021 Update In the Fall of 2018, the Scarborough Historical Society was given the decades-long vacated one-room schoolhouse building, built in the 1800s and located at 184 Beech Ridge Road. With an estimated budget of $280,000 and through donations … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School Update (Sept 2021)

By Karlene Osborne Restoration of the 1800s schoolhouse at 184 Holmes Road continues. Since the donation of the building to Scarborough Historical Society in the fall of 2018, the Society has been busy stabilizing the structure. Of an estimated budget … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School Update (1 May 2021)

Restoration work is progressing on the one-room schoolhouse at 184 Holmes Road. We are grateful to have raised $90,000 since the fall of 2019 when we were given the building and land. Our budget is approximately $250,000. We now need … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School Update (March 2021)

By Karlene Osborne Work on the reconstruction of the school’s rear addition has continued this winter. Parts of the roof and walls have been gutted and reframed. A new enclosure for the bulkhead has been installed. Our contractor has been … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge Schoolhouse Restoration Update (January 2021)

Beech Ridge School Committee The Beech Ridge Schoolhouse Committee, with the approval of the Scarborough Historical Society Board of Directors, has approved the reconstruction of the school rear addition. The work is to be done by Robbie Alden of Alden … Continue reading

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