A project in Danbury could benefit from $1 million in state bonding
When the State Bond Commission meets this week, they will act on a million dollar grant to help with the preservation of the historic Richter House in Richter Park. The House will be fully renovated and expanded into an art, musical and environmental education facility.
Danbury State Representative Jan Giegler says the new performance art center will be in keeping with the historic home’s New England farm style to accommodate up to 150 people. She says this is a good start to the capital improvements that will preserve the local landmark for generations to come.
Representative David Arconti says the grounds will get new stone walls, a patio and landscaping to complement the home and panoramic open space. He says the afterschool environmental programs will be a great learning opportunity for students.
Varied programs will be offered in the arts, musical performances, acting, dancing and production; bio-learning, aquatic, and wildlife studies; and a summer youth camp and after school programs for children.