About The Bulfinch Fund
In 2008, The Bulfinch Fund was founded by a group of local people who felt this building needed a more concentrated effort to preserving it than the small First Church congregation could muster. The Bulfinch Fund’s objectives are to develop resources for the preservation and restoration of this building and to foster recognition of the significance of the 19th century American architect, Charles Bulfinch, through tours and other educational programs, events and publications.
In 2010 The Bulfinch Fund offered five Preservation Matters programs, gave Bulfinch Explorer tours to more than 200 Lancaster elementary students, and hosted a town-wide Preservation Open House to celebrate the restoration of the cupola. Plans are underway for a day-long trip exploring how Charles Bulfinch shaped the architecture and character of Federal Boston and several more Preservation Matters programs.
A total of over $320,000 has been raised for the restoration of the cupola. The Fund intends to raise an additional $200,000 dollars so that to continue the work begun last spring and complete the restoration of the lower front façade of the building – the portico.