Thursday, October 11, 2012

Coltrane Home : update

News from The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills
*October 2012*

Great things are happening at the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills! I'm writing to update you on some recent developments in our pursuit to open the Home to the public as a living museum for enjoyment and learning.

In early August, The 1772 Foundation awarded the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills a generous grant of $30,000. This well-respected,
philanthropic organization is devoted to the preservation of unique structures and landscapes representing the evolving styles and traditions of American History, and a particular interest in saving African American historic sites.  These funds will be used to make critical exterior repairs to the home, such as restoration of the roof and the brick facade.

Thanks to our gifted and generous partner Fred Schwartz and Associates, significant progress is being made to complete the Historic Structure Report that will guide our restoration efforts. We are also excited to report that Steve Fulgoni, founding member of the Friends of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, has managed to contact the woman who purchased the home from the Coltrane family in 1973. She generously contributed her memories regarding the original paint colors of the walls and will be an invaluable resource in the restoration.

If you are in the New York area, please look for us at the Coltrane Festival on October 26-27 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Members of the board will be there to educate new friends and extend our thanks to old friends for supporting the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills. It will be two evenings of incredible music. Tickets are available here:

You may also want to check out this link to an excellent NPR piece: "Making a Home For John Coltrane's Legacy."

We sincerely appreciate your interest and can always use your support! Please visit our newly redesigned website, <>to find out how you can help us preserve the Coltrane home and legacy.

Ravi Coltrane
President, Friends of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills

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