Letter to the editor 3, June 1, 2017

Gratitude from Greenwood

Dear Editor,

The historic house and property of Hudson’s Greenwood Centre for Living History thankfully survived the Great Flood of 2017 – and we are deeply grateful to each and every volunteer who helped us clean up after the state of emergency was lifted. Thanks to you all from the bottom of our heart.

Sincere thanks, too, to the Town of Hudson and the Hudson Fire Department for their valour, and for helping us and our neighbours by supplying a container for the enormous local clean-up – we are very, very grateful. The surprise we felt when one of our neighbours cast a shadow on this effort in a letter to the editor and elsewhere is truly unfortunate.

It takes much effort to put together the events (almost all of which take place in various venues away from Greenwood in the core of Hudson) that keep Greenwood’s almost 300-year old historical home and grounds restored, repaired, and fit to greet members of the community and general public. We are also happy, however, when we can open the beautiful historical gem of Greenwood itself to the community – and, in fact, will be proud to officially do so again this Sunday, June 4, between 1 and 4 p.m. for our 2017 season (which runs from June 1 to August 31).

With everyone now safe from the terrible flooding, and in the afterglow of the way we all came together in Hudson to recover from its damage, we find ourselves even more proud to do so.

Terry O’Shaughnessy, Executive Director

Audrey Wall, Associate Director

The Greenwood Centre for Living History

Hudson

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