pickering house

PICKERING FOUNDATION
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

PRESIDENT
Timothy Pickering, Jr.
tpickeringjr@comcast.net

VICE PRESIDENT
Carol Pickering
cpicky@gmail.com

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Linda Dini Jenkins
ldjenkins@aol.com

TREASURER
Deborah Jackson
djackson818@hotmail.com

ASSISTANT TREASURER
Timothy Jenkins
dolphinadv@verizon.net

SECRETARY
Milicent Armstrong
milicent.armstrong@gmail.com

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Carolyn McGuire
pickeringhouse1@gmail.com


Board of Trustees
Edith (Edie) Armstrong
folia@maine.rr.com

Richard C. Armstrong
quansettfarm1194@gmail.com

Nina Pickering-Cook
nina.pickering@gmail.com

Charles Newhall

Katharine Pickering
katharinepickering11@gmail.com

Richard (Rich) L. Pickering, Jr.
megrich6@yahoo.com

Jonathan Reardon
jonathan.a.reardon@gmail.com

Racket Shreve
rsms17@comcast.net

Docents
Jeff Swartz
Keith Trickett

Pickering House

April 2017

Dear Friend of the Pickering Foundation,

Thank you for visiting the Pickering House in 2016! We are very grateful for your dedication to the preservation of this historic house and support of our programs.

We do not take your support of our mission — educational and cultural enrichment for the community — for granted, and I hope you will consider becoming a member in 2017 so that you can take full advantage of all the Pickering House has to offer.

Community Outreach

On 2016, we hosted four Second Sunday Chowder lectures and 11 community meetings. And we were selected by Concord (NH) Shaker Museum, North Bennett Street School, the City of Salem and the DAR as a location for their events, helping to create new interest in the house and its history. We also partnered with Historic Salem, Inc. and First Church in Salem to create a multi-event program celebrating Leslie's Retreat under the banner of "Resistance!" and we hope to do more collaborative events like this in the future.

Education

Every year since 2008, we have awarded Salem High School students who are passionate about history a gift in the form of the Sarah C. Pickering Scholarship. In 2016 we presented our largest award ever to Sophie Blake. And in order to better educate ourselves, a contingent of board members and their families made the trip to Canandaigua, New York on November 11 to particpate in the 222nd Anniversary of the signing of the Canandaigua (Pickering) Treaty of 1794.

Preserving Our Historical Assets

Our fence replacement project was completed last fall, as was the rebuilding of our front porch balustrade. Next up will be the back porch and some window work on the house and barn.

Quite frankly, it's membership fees and gifts that make the Pickering Foundation thrive. If you have not already considered joining, we hope you'll consider it now. Use the convenient button below to pay through Paypal or send your check, payable to the Pickering Foundation, for $50 (Individual), $100 (Family), $250 (Sponsor) or $500 (Patron) to us at 18 Broad Street.

We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting and Garden Party at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11st and at all the other upcoming events that your memberships make possible.

Many thanks for everything you do.

Sincerely,
H. Bendon Pickering Signature H. Benson Pickering, Jr.
President, Board of Trustees


The Pickering Foundation


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