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Please note: For brick orders placed online, Society staff will follow up via email to review inscription details within one business day.
The Andover Historical Society celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 1911, and is selling commemorative bricks to raise money and create a centennial walkway as a monument to mark the occasion.
At a cost of only $100.00 per brick, people and business firms can purchase a personalized brick inscribed with three lines of text with up to 16 letters per line. Norma Gammon, President of the Andover Historical Society, said
“It’s the perfect way for anyone to leave a lasting legacy that will be viewed for many years into the future by the thousands of people who will cross the threshold to the museum.”
In offering suggestions for brick purchases, Elaine Clements, Executive Director of the Andover Historical Society said,
“As well as buying a brick for yourself, bricks can purchased to honor loved ones, such as grandparents, grandchildren, a spouse, a favorite relative, neighbor or even that special pet. Other suggestions would be a special date in your life such as a wedding date, birthday, a graduation date or when you met your spouse.”
Joe Ponti, a member of the Board of Directors of the Society, who is spearheading the brick program, reports that commemorative brick programs like this have been very successful around the country. His vision encompasses the thousands of people who visit, including those that attend the popular weekly Farmers’ Market or the enchanting history-inspired Christmas tree exhibit. According to Ponti,
“Visitors will now be able to stop and read the names of a loved one or a friend on the walkway entrance to the Blanchard House. Thirty years from now children will be able to show their engraved names to their children and conjure up fond memories of Andover.
He also hoped that many local businesses will subscribe to a brick. An 8” x 8” version is available for $225.00. Ponti said,
“It’s a great advertisement for a business. For a one-time fee they get a lifetime of free advertising. Who can beat a deal like that?”
Bricks will be offered in two sizes and will be installed on the grounds of the Amos Blanchard House on Main Street. A 4” x 8” brick costs $100 and has space for up to three lines of text. At a cost of $225, the larger brick measures 8” x 8” with additional space for text. Logos may be added to the larger bricks for an additional fee. Funds raised through the brick project will support the Historical Society in carrying out its mission throughout its centennial year and beyond.