Saving Oscar's Home

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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 (July 2021)

  • Complete Preliminary Land Planning.

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

 

Land Development – $700,000 (August 2021-September 2022)

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

 

Home Restoration - $800,000 (January-September 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 (September 2022-June 2023)

  • 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.

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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 with a strong theatre education program that will provide underserved communities the opportunity to pursue their passions in theatre.  

Oscar Hammerstein’s message of inclusion and acceptance, so beautifully illustrated in many of his lyrics, is as relevant today as when he wrote these unforgettable songs.  Now more than ever, it is imperative that we achieve our goal of raising funds to purchase, restore, and preserve Oscar Hammerstein’s former home and creative epicenter to make it accessible to people the world over.