A representative sampling of present and past volunteers attended the unveiling of the new, first-of-its-kind plaque at the Cambria Historical Society’s Cambria Historical Museum on Center Street in the East Village of Cambria on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Also present were Brent Berry, the local architect who worked on the restoration of the former Guthrie-Bianchini House at the corner of Burton Street; Shirley Bianchi, a former county supervisor whose office contributed funding and support for the project; and members of The Cambrian who provided extensive publicity during the 12 years the property was saved by the sale to the Historical Society and restored.
The new plaque is the first in a series to be affixed to 25 other structures noting their role in Cambria’s history. A booklet will be for sale in the museum store so locals and visitors can take walking tours. Directions are also available on the society’s website at www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com.
The project is funded by a grant from the Cambria Tourism Board.