Our vision for the Ruth Stone House is dependant on the houses on her property be renovated, the orchards restored. Our programming cannot go ahead without the complete restoration of these facilities, wherein residents will be housed and classes and events will be held. Our goal is to make four bedrooms available in the main house, and the other two studio-houses reserved for individuals or small groups. Our detailed budget outlines the necessary work needed to get the facilities up and running. This space will serve as a historic landmark in the community, and we want it to be safe, comfortable and welcoming to all to come. Beyond repairs to the house, our financial goals is to secure programming budgets and scholarship funds. We would like to make our writing residencies free to anyone who applies, choosing residents based on merit. And we are dedicated to providing the best events, inviting poets to come give readings and panel conversations, providing them with a place to stay.
We must raise 500,000 to fully restore the Ruth Stone House property, build incredible programming for 2021 and beyond, allow for the staff to begin working full time and allow maximum benefits to our community.