The Tashmoo Spring Building Preservation Committee invites community members and interested groups to a public outreach meeting to brainstorm together about the possible future use of the Tashmoo Spring Building, built in 1887 as a pumping station at the head of Lake Tashmoo, Vineyard Haven.
Exterior renovations and interior structural restoration are scheduled to be completed by June, 2009. During the next phase, it is planned that the building will be designed in a manner that protects its environmentally fragile location.
Suggestions for re-use of the building include an aquarium, interactive marine science/nautical history/Wampanoag/waterworks history exhibits, a summer theatre camp site, and an office for a nonprofit group who may wish to provide displays in the exhibit room.
The building plans currently include a handicapped-accessible rest room, a conference room, an office and an exhibit room.
All are welcome to see what the building has to offer, and to help plan for its future as a resource for all community members.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5 at the Tisbury Senior Center from 5 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP appreciated at 508-696-4202 or to JJL@gis.net.