Outreach and Education
When the Perry Hall Mansion was purchased, community leaders agreed to raise money to supplement funding from the county and state governments--and they have. More than $100,000 has been pledged by the private sector for the restoration effort.
About $5,000 was raised as a result of a kick-off banquet on November 19, 2004. More than 250 people attended the fundraiser, which was held at Columbus Gardens in Perry Hall.
Several businesses and organizations have contributed toward the Perry Hall Mansion project. Baltimore County Savings Bank has pledged $10,000 toward the restoration project. Other supporters include Rosedale Federal Savings and Loan, Wal-Mart, the Perry Hall Improvement Association, the Perry Hall-White Marsh Business Association, the Rotary Club of Perry Hall, and the Woman’s Club of Perry Hall.
The Perry Hall Improvement Association continues to educate the public about the history of the mansion. This effort transcends the Perry Hall community. In 2004, Al Zorn and David Marks made contact with community leaders in Perry Barr, England, the ancestral home of the founder of Perry Hall, Maryland. Proclamations from Governor Robert Ehrlich, State Senator Kathy Klausmeier, and Delegates Joe Boteler and John Cluster were sent to our English "cousins," along with one of the Perry Hall history books. The gifts were acknowledged at a ceremony at Perry Barr's public library, where a display described "the two Perry Halls." For more details, about this exchange, see this web site.