Friends of Sulgrave Manor Dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of Sulgrave Manor — George Washington's Ancestral Home in Northamptonshire. For 100 years, held in trust for the peoples of the United Kingdom and the United States.
Built in 1539, near the picturesque town of Banbury, England, Sulgrave Manor is the ancestral home of George Washington.
Because of a very special relationship between concerned citizens of both Great Britain and the United States of America, Sulgrave Manor is now a wonderful attraction and example of a 16th century Tudor Manor House and garden.
Its roots are deep and lasting as it echoes from our 17th century American shores back to 16th century England.
The most important job for us is to help keep it thriving.
Today when you tour Sulgrave Manor you see the permanent exhibitions of the life and work of George Washington and his family.
It is open to the public with educational programs for schoolchildren to see how life was in early Elizabethan times. The Manor not only has educational programs for visitors, but many weddings, family parties, and corporate gatherings take place on the grounds. Please learn more at www.sulgravemanor.com regarding hours of operation, admission prices, programs, events, and more.
It is estimated that the total cost of maintaining Sulgrave Manor per year could be as much as $400,000. You can see how important contributions are to maintain the "perpetual care" of this beautiful old Manor, which is our overseas treasure.
Lately, when I think of George Washington, my mind wanders to his Sulgrave Manor, and its financial difficulties.
We need help.
Just across the road, are the Manor cottages with unsightly green tarps covering their roofs. Right now there is an immediate need for new thatched roofs for the cottages across the street from the Manor.
Do you have ties to or know someone who has ties to foundations that would love to help us with the Washington family’s ancestral home?
Or do you know anyone who could help us by giving significant money beyond what we the Friends of Sulgrave Manor are able to do in our annual fundraising?
I would be happy to go and talk to anyone about this, but the introduction is needed. Simply let me know! —Bess Fuchs
Where To Send Your Donations . . . .
For your donation to the the roofing project (or for any donations), please send checks to: Mrs. William H. Schaaf, Jr. (Susie) 1553 Hill Road Court Louisville, KY 40204
Please make the check out to:Friends of Sulgrave Manor.
Almost Everything Sulgrave . . . Here you can learn about the manor's hours, admission fees, programs and events. You can read the history of the man and the home. You can take a quiz or two and even enjoy the unusual — as long as it's about George Washington, Sulgrave and our partnership with England.