Town of Bath

Over the years, the Historic Bath Foundation has provided funds to the Town Council for several key projects within the historic village. 

The following are a few of those projects: 

  • Tree City USA
    • Bath High School Feasibility Study
    • Lawson Walk at Bowen Avenue
    • Large Grant offered to the Town to assist in completing their Historic District Commission Architectural Guidelines. Deferred by town.
    • The Historic Bath Foundation was also very involved with Historic Bath's Tricentennial Celebration.  The Town, Historic Bath Commission and the Foundation collaborated on many aspects of planning in order to bring forth a year full of celebration activities.  The Foundation's  primary function during this time was to act as the fundraising arm  throughout the year.
    • Fully funded the Craven Street Cemetery fence.


Funds or assistance have so also been provided to private citizens or other non-profit organizations for the betterment of Historic Bath:

  • Swindell's Cash Store, Main Street, promote purchase and restoration
  • Clayton-Noe House, Main Street, structural restoration - funds granted but not used by owner
  • Bath Cemetery at Craven Street, gravestone restoration
  • St. Thomas Church, repointing of brick
  • Blackbeard Adventure Alliance, Blackbeard lecture
  • Save the Margaret, historic sailing vessel
  • Glebe House, St Thomas Church, preservation project
  • Washington Tourism Authority, providing funds in order to include BATH on their billboard
  • Grant provided to the Bath Library for the History and Genealogical Section of the new library which be located in the old Bath High School cafeteria wing
  • Purchase, renovation, establishment of preservation covenants, and sale of G.W. Marsh Stores (more recently known as the Len Willson Stores) 115 N. Main Street.
  • Purchase d the  "Bridge lot", located at the NE base of the Bath Creek bridge, for the purpose of creating a green space and park.  The foundation will provide $100,000 towards creating the park which will be fully operational Spring 2017.
  • Complete 2015 DENR PARTF grant application in hopes of the grant being awarded and matching HBF funds for the town park.  Deferred by town.
  • Bath Booklet - educational booklet about Bath's history and architecture - print costs.  Given to participants/children at Bath Fest 2015.
  • up through 2015, nearly $100,000 given towards stabilization of BHSP
  • HBF lobbied to save nearly century old trees on State property at the Palmer-March house location.  The foundation directors have offered to the Historic Bath Commission to trim the trees remaining at their requested time.
  • HBF provided funds in preparation for Port Bath 300th Anniversary celebration:  Port Bath streetlamp banners, Aida Mae Skipjack and Colonial Customs House at Port Bath day celebration,  funding for colonial clothing for State Site employees.
  • HBF is partnering with the State Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in order to create an exhibit gallery within the northwest wing of the old Bath High School
  • Funding to the Bath Fest Committee for the 2017 season - historical reenactors.
  • Provided funding towards Town of Bath's 300th Blackbeard event/2018.
  • Provided partial funding for city parking along Harding Street.
  • Provided partial funding for gutter system inside courtyard of BHS in order to shed water away from entire courtyard foundation.















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