Pocomoke City: Costen House Museum seeks help
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. – A museum in Pocomoke is calling on the public for help. In the absence of fundraising events this year, they say they’re struggling to pay for some much-needed roof repairs.
The Costen House Museum says they found major leaks in their roof while carrying out plaster repairs about a month and a half ago. The Costen House was built in the late 1800s so the museum says maintenance is constantly an issue.
The museum says they depend on grants and donations to make these kinds of repairs, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they haven’t been able to hold any fundraisers this year. So, they’re hoping people will send them money to help with costs for repair.
“Because we’re so small and the fact that we have to go with grants to do a repair and maintenance work and so on this kind of an issue really hits us pretty hard because we really don’t have the ability to raise money at this point,” said Frank Hawk, a board member at the Costen House Museum.
The museum is hoping to raise $38,000.