Highlands Mansion Preservation Effort Moves Forward With Supervisors' Action
The Township has taken another step toward permanently preserving a portion of the Highlands Mansion property.
The Board of Supervisors last night voted to purchase a 27.82-acre Conservation Easement at the Highlands Mansion on Sheaff Lane.
The Township has been working with the Highlands Historical Society (HHS) and state Representative Mary Jo Daley to preserve the 44-acre historic property since the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission included the property on its list to divest.
The ordinance calls for the Township to purchase a Conservation Easement from HHS for $3.01 million to preserve the 27.82 acres of open space. The funds will come from the Township’s Open Space Earned Income Tax (EIT) fund and be used by HHS to improve and maintain the historic late 18th century Georgian mansion and two-acre formal garden.
The mansion continues to be closed due to the mandate set by the state however, we invite all of our neighbors and friends to enjoy visiting our gardens and grounds. Please respect social distancing and enjoy the peace our gardens offer!
For the month of November, we will be collecting dry food and canned goods to give back to our community. We are asking our daily visitors to bring a donation for our dry pantry and leave it in our corn crib (the little red building across from the garage) near the entrance. We will be delivering all of your non-perishable donations to the Colonial Neighborhood Council in Conshohocken. Thank you so much for being a part of this 'giving back' community program.
'The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors.' - Samuel Smiles