Saving Oscar's Home

Our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization was founded to raise funds to secure, purchase and restore the historic property. Our ultimate vision is to build a museum open to the public. Our initial target is to raise $2 million.

 

The community is excited and we’ve made good progress to date, but we are at a critical turning point. Unless $2 million is raised soon, the property is in danger of being turned over to the developer.

Non-Profit Status & Municipal Approval - Completed!

  • Obtained 501(c)3 designation 

  • Conducted professional feasibility study

  • Obtain engineering planning designs and legal assistance

  • Secure final Township approval for museum use

 

Secure Highland Farm Property – $2,000,000 (April 2021)

  • Complete Preliminary Land Planning.

  • Purchase Highland Farm property including the historic home and barn on 4.9 acres.

 

Land Development – $700,000 (April-September 2021)

  • Prepare physical infrastructure for public use including land excavation, storm water management, parking lot, landscaping, and exterior lighting.

 

Home Restoration - $800,000 (June 2021-February 2022)

  • Prepare home for museum use including repairing or replacing roofs, wrap around porch, balcony, electrical, and plumbing, and installing HVAC, lighting, and security system.

  • Curate, design, and install museum displays and secure staffing.

 

Barn Restoration and Repurposing – $1,500,000 (March 2022-December 2022)

  • Prepare historic barn for use as a welcome center and theatre education space.

  • Construct all major structural elements including foundation, floor, walls, and roof.

  • Install new operating systems including electrical plumbing, and HVAC.

  • Design and construct interactive displays, gift shop, and welcome center.