Local Couple Forms a Non-Profit to Preserve Oak View: Kick-off event is a Tea Tasting Fundraiser


Brad McCracken, as co-founder of a non-profit corporation called OakView Preservation Incorporated (OVPI) (www.ovpi.org), is raising money to acquire and preserve a historic governor's mansion (Governor Allen, 1929) in Norwood, Massachusetts commonly known as Oak View. “We are very excited to be starting the

process to acquire and preserve this fine home”, Brad McCracken, the CEO of OVPI says.

Oak View is a Second Empire home built in 1872 and is full of Massachusetts, National

and International history. OakView Preservation Incorporated, in cooperation with The Trustees of Reservations and the Bradley Estate (www.bradleyestate.org) in Canton, Massachusetts is having a Tea Tasting Fund Raiser on February 16, 2008 (just in time to get over the winter blahs) at the Bradley Estate in Canton from 1 PM - 4 PM. Space is limited to 100 tickets. Come enjoy fine teas for tasting, light finger foods and live classical flute and guitar by the musical duo, Two of Us, sponsored by Dedham Savings Bank. There will also be door prizes donated by local merchants. Artist Elizabeth Mumford will join us for Tea bringing her art for view and for sale.


“A true understanding of a building’s place in history is a powerful tool to promote its

preservation,” McCracken, co-founder and CEO says. “Anytime people are motivated to

engage and become emotionally connected to preservation is a good thing for

conservation and preservation. Preservation is at the core of our approach.”

Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will further OVPI’s mission to ensure the

continued preservation and renewal of the historic governor’s mansion located in

Norwood, Massachusetts, known as Oak View, for the benefit and appreciation of the

people of Norwood and beyond, while raising public awareness about historic

preservation and fostering appreciation for arts and culture.


Ticket prices are $50 each, couples are $75. To reserve tickets please call 508.631.3953

or email info@ovpi.org. Space is limited.