Press release

Alna Meetinghouse paint job finished

Sun, 07/07/2024 - 8:45am

    The Fund to Support Historic Alna (FSHA) is pleased to announce that painting of Alna’s historic 1789 meetinghouse has been completed. The meetinghouse was painted by Hopkins Painting Service, which operates out of Chelsea, with replacement of deteriorated clapboards and trim work performed by Darryn Petersen of Pond Road Restoration Carpentry in Nobleboro.

    Last painted in 2010, the exterior was severely weathered, with paint that was extremely faded and peeling. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the professionalism of the work performed by Hopkins Painting Service and Pond Road Restoration Carpentry. Their work will go a long way toward preserving Alna’s historic meetinghouse, one of the oldest and best preserved in Maine,” said FSHA Treasurer Ed Pentaleri. “With this project complete, we are looking forward to scheduling events for the community again at the meetinghouse.”

    The town of Alna’s cost for completing this project was significantly reduced by Sherwin Williams Paint Company of Damariscotta, which supplied premium paints and primers at a generous discount, and by a grant of $10,500 from the Fund to Support Historic Alna, made possible by generous donations from people interested in preserving the historic buildings that contribute so much to the community’s rural character and charm. Visit for more information or to make a donation to help support the preservation of Alna’s historic buildings.