Cornville’s Wandering Post Office is Back Home Again and after 4.5 Years, the Dedication is Set for June 24, 2017
The Old Cornville Post Office & Store was a community landmark for eighty years, from the time it was built in 1909 until it was moved away in 1989. Now, after surviving four moves, the original post office and store was returned in the middle of the night on December 3, 2012, right back to the site where it was first constructed over 100 years ago. Restoration is ongoing and we appreciate the historic landmark agreement we made with Bob and Cindy Snyder, owners of Windmill Gardens; and the Cornville Historical Society.
After more than 4 years, the outside renovations are just about complete. We hope to have the inside done by Spring 2018. The Society is continuing a campaign to raise funds to cover restoration costs. So far, over $14,000 has been raised, which has covered the move and renovation costs; but more is needed to restore and interpret the history of the structure. YOU CAN HELP. All funds received will be used solely for preservation and interpretation of the old post office as a historic landmark. For information, contact Janet Cassagio at 649-1426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us at 10:00 am on June 24, 2017, at 9550 E. Cornville Rd., Windmill Gardens, to dedicate this icon of Cornville history.
Guest speakers will include Tom Thurman, Yavapai County Supervisor; Chip Davis, former Yavapai County Supervisor; and Judith A. Miller, Past-President and Board Member of the Cornville Historical Society. Honorary guest will include Chick family descendants; local dignitaries; the Thumb Butte and Yavapai Questers; Bob and Cindy Snyder, owners of Windmill Gardens; past and present U.S. Post Office employees; those involved with the actual move and the numerous volunteers and supporters of this project. Public tours and light refreshments will follow the ceremony. A special postmark commemorating the event will be available.
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