Friday, August 4, 2000
Historical Society hopes to save Coppermine Farm
The Carlisle Historical Society is working to save Coppermine Farm, one of Carlisle's early houses, from being torn down.
The only way to do this is to purchase the property at 698 Concord Street as a home for the Carlisle Historical Society and to use it to properly store and display the society's many Carlisle antiquities. The collections include 300 years or more of Native American tools and points, early town documents, and more recent historic samples of the town's residents and businesses.
The house was built before the 1740's and has excellent architectural evidence of its nearly three centuries of changes in size and shape. The barn, from the 19th century, has evolved too, and was part of Carlisle's chicken- farming culture. Society members view Coppermine Farm as a marvelous opportunity to protect a piece of Carlisle's rural heritage while providing a home and headquarters for the historical society and its collection.
Sarah Brophy is the society's historian.
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