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Helping hand to restore history

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A $2,500 grant was awarded to the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County for the John Wood Mansion A $2,500 grant was awarded to the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County for the John Wood Mansion
Officials with the Historical Society said they will be able to update the exterior of the mansion. Officials with the Historical Society said they will be able to update the exterior of the mansion.
The Historical Society said the will use the money to help re-paint the mansion. The Historical Society said the will use the money to help re-paint the mansion.
According to the Historical Society they will be working on the mansion this spring. According to the Historical Society they will be working on the mansion this spring.
A grant will help preserve the John Wood Mansion. A grant will help preserve the John Wood Mansion.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The John Wood Mansion at 12th and State in Quincy will be getting work done on the exterior.

The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County is using a $2,500 grant from Landmarks Illinois to pay for repairs to the Mansion. Officials with the historical society said this money will help them re-paint the outside of the mansion.

"We spent a lot of money last year trying to work on the upkeep of not just our John Wood Mansion but also History Museum downtown," said Lexie Broemmer with the Historical Society. "So, it definitely helps us on that front, because it's expensive and it is really important for us to preserve our history, not just for the Historical Society, but for the whole Quincy and Illinois."

 Broemmer said depending on the weather, their plans are to work on this project this spring and have it done quickly.
 

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