On Friday May 5 and Saturday May 6 The John Marsh Historic Trust will be holding a pair of clean-up days at Marsh’s Stone House in the Marsh Creek State Park, and we hope you can help.
Several years ago, some failing brick walls inside the house were removed to re-enforce the building’s exterior walls. The bricks were placed on pallets in the front yard of the house, where they currently remain.
Although the final disposition of the bricks has not been decided, we have received permission from State Parks to move them from the front yard to the back to in order to make room for events, including our annual Heritage Day (Oct. 21 this year).
We have scheduled two days to do the work. On Friday, May 5, we will clean up the grass and weeds around the pallets and in the area to which they will be moved. The work will involve string trimmers, rakes, shovels and other hand tools.
On Saturday May 6, we will move the bricks. We will have a fork lift to do the heaviest work, but need some help placing new pallets on the ground, picking up loose bricks or bricks that fall off etc. Additional weed clearing will also be done.
Work on both days wil start at 9 a.m. and probably end around noon. If you have time on either day, your assistance would be greatly appreciated. We will have some tools, but if you have some you can bring, it might help. Please plan to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes or boots, and work gloves.
The address is 21789 Marsh Creek Rd. in Brentwood. If you can help, please call 925-679-5811 to let us know or to get more more information.