Play museum has attained most of $700,000 reconstruction goal


WILTON — The Western Maine Play Museum August Mystery Dinner raised $1,200 for the museum. They are hoping to hold another such event next year.

From May through August, the museum received $350,000 from a state facade grant and a Northern Border Regional Commission grant. With the grants, the museum has raised almost its entire $700,000 reconstruction goal.

The museum board is working with the town of Wilton to ensure that the grant paperwork is done correctly.

The design committee is reconvening to work out the details on exhibits and the museum is starting to think about hiring. Until recently, opening to the public was a dream without a date. Now they are planning to open next year.

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