In celebration of its centennial this year, the Howard County Historical Society is looking for help to preserve a more than century-old building in Kokomo. The organization hopes to raise $1 million to install a new slate roof on the Seiberling Mansion, which was built in the late 1800s.
The HCHS says the new roof would preserve the mansion for another hundred years. The Seiberling Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the home of the Howard County Museum.
"I’ve had a chance to see the Seiberling mansion from the point of view of education, government, and economic development. I know how important it is to the community, not just as a piece of our special history but as a point of community pride," said Steve Dailey, campaign co-chair. "Putting a new roof on the mansion is one way we can bring people together and maintain a valuable connection with our history."
HCHS Executive Director Dave Broman said they have a responsibility as stewards of the mansion to preserve it as close to the original condition as possible. The Community Foundation of Howard County said it will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for the first $50,000 donated to the campaign.
You can learn more about the "Save Our Seiberling: The Next Hundred Years" campaign by clicking here.