Building Community Through the Arts

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The Campaign for the Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Spencertown Academy exterior historical photo in black and white

The Spencertown Academy is at a pivotal moment in its 170-year history. Thanks to early and generous contributions from community members, we recently began critical repairs and improvements to our historic building, ensuring our ability to continue offering arts programming in all its forms to our community well into the future.

But our work is not yet done. The Campaign for the Spencertown Academy seeks to raise a total of $600,000 to completely replace the roof, restore and repaint the columns and other architectural elements, and make essential upgrades to the walkways and parking areas. In addition, a portion of the funds will be allocated to establish an endowment to maintain the building.

Restoring Our Building – $500,000

Proposed improvements to the building and a detailed cost estimate are set forth in a building assessment performed by respected historic preservation architect Marilyn Kaplan.

The Spencertown Academy Board has unanimously approved a building campaign to fund these critical needs:
• Replacement of the metal roof
• Repair and restoration of the cornice, bell tower and chimney
• Repair and restoration of the columns, windows, siding and trim
• Painting of the building exterior
• Repairs to the driveway, parking lot, drainage systems, walkways and fence

Establishing An Endowment – $100,000

An endowment will ensure that we have the resources to maintain our building and continue to bring arts to our community for many years to come.

Building Our Future

The Spencertown Academy is dedicated to preserving and maintaining our priceless architectural treasure, providing a welcoming community space, and presenting high-quality programs in the arts and humanities for Columbia County and its neighbors. This iconic Greek Revival structure has been a regional landmark since 1847. Your contribution will help fund a rich and vibrant future for the Academy and for all who cherish it.

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