The is raising funds to replace the roof and repaint the outside of the 1913 historic Edgemoor Barn that has become the organization's headquarters and museum.
The final remaining building of a complex that had been an award-winning dairy farm and hospital through the years, is in need of some fix-ups. Read more about the history of the Edgemoor property at the Save Our Heritage Organisation website and at Wikipedia.
The museum inside the barn is open for free admission to the public on Tuesday and Saturday, .
Click here to donate to the repairs and learn more about the fundraising effort.
Another way to help out and learn about Santee's history is by becoming a member- dues start at $25.
Here's what the Santee Historical Society says on their fundraising site:
The Santee Historical Society Museum is located inside the 1913 Gambrel roof barn that was once owned by millionaire polo fancier and dairyman, Walter Dupee, and is the only remaining building of Santee's prominent dairy industry. The SHS also houses the only extensive collection of artifacts, manuscripts, printed material, and images that document the social and cultural history of our community.
The Edgemoor Dairy Barn is not only an important springboard to Santee's dairy history, but also a place where Mr Dupee proudly housed his renown prized Guernseys that were used in his modern scientific breeding and milking programs.
These exterior renovation projects are enormously important in order to maintain the integrity of the historic Dairy Barn.
Please help us accomplish our goal of raising $10,000 by mailing your tax deductible donations to:
SANTEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, (Building Fund) P.O.BOX 710636 SANTEE, CA. 92071 Tax ID 95-3218435