A group of local history enthusiasts are asking for help saving a 200-year-old building in Iroquois.
The Historical Society of South Dundas has been nominated to receive a grant from the National Trust for Canada, a charity that supports organizations across the country, to restore the Forward House, a home built seven years before the War of 1812.
Nine other restoration projects in communities across the country have also been nominated. The funding will go towards whichever project receives the most votes from members of the public in an online competition called “Next Great Save.”
“We need every vote we can get to try to save our beloved home,” a post on the Historical Society’s Facebook page reads. “When a 200 year old building comes down it is gone forever. Let’s not let that happen to our beloved house.”
You can read about the nominees and cast votes here. You can vote once a day, every day, until February 22nd. We’ve reached out to the Historical Society requesting an interview to learn more.