Great news! The Town has received approval of the shoring plan from NY State! The request for proposal will go out on Monday, 11/23/2020, to qualified construction firms to do the work. This RFP must be open for 3 weeks. Once the Town receives the bids, they will be reviewed by the Planning Department, a choice of firm will be made and then the Town Board will pass a resolution authorizing the work to begin. Weather permitting, the work could begin either at the end of December or the beginning of January!
At the same time as the shoring work RFP is issued, there will also be another RFP to hire the architect to design the full restoration of the house. The architectural firm chosen will work with museum consultants to create not only the physical, structural work to be completed but also to consider how each room will be used to exhibit and teach the wonderful history of this house!
Progress continues as the Friends work with the Town to raise money for the restoration of Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters. Our membership and donor numbers are growing as is interest in our project from throughout Westchester and the United States. As a prime location on the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, we are participating in the national, state and county plans to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Revolutionary War. As events are held, they are posted on our Facebook page and website. We can’t wait to hold our first event next year!