The public stepped forward in a big way to help support the grant. This project has the support of our State Senator, State Representative, Board of Selectmen, Canton Community Preservation Committee, the Conservation and Historical Commission and hundreds of people that have expressed their support through volunteer efforts, fundraising and community events.Historic cultural resources in public and nonprofit ownership and use frequently suffer from deferred maintenance, incompatible use, or are threatened by demolition. All of these factors are part of the story at the Tilden House. The Tilden property represent a significant part of the Commonwealth’s heritage. By providing assistance to historic cultural resources owned by nonprofit or municipal entities, the Massachusetts Historical Commission is ensuring their continued use and integrity. Given that the Tilden House is a prominent and the oldest contributing structure in the Canton Corner National Historic District, we have high hopes for this grant. Grant awards will be announced on June 13, 2018.