The Hudgin Log House is competing in the National Trust for Canada’s Next Great Save competition presented by Ecclesiastical Insurance. On January 10, the National Trust announced that the Hudgin Log House is one of the top 10 short-listed heritage buildings in this Canada-wide competition: vote for the Hudgin House here
The public will choose the winner of the $50,000 prize. Online voting runs from January 20 to February 22. Ongoing information about the competition and our submission will be available during the voting period on the National Trust’s website. You can view our project video on you tube here:
Restoration of the House has started. The white cedar logs have been stabilized and re-chinked inside and out. Reproductions of the original windows have been constructed and installed on the main floor. A local carpenter continues with exterior door repairs, window installation on the upper floor and restoration of the gable ends. SSJI is grateful to all the donors and organizations whose generosity has allowed restoration to begin.
The restored House will offer a gathering place for school groups, community members, and environmentalists to learn about the South Shore’s amazing biodiversity and unique history. It will be a place of stories – of historical use of the land, of sailing schooners crossing Lake Ontario, of Whip-poor-wills in the woods and of Blanding’s Turtles in the swamps. It will be an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone.
SSJI encourages everyone to vote for the Hudgin House online in the Next Great Save competition starting on January 20 at 2 pm. You can vote every day until February 22 at 2 pm.
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