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NOTE: Parks-Bentley Place is now closed for the season. However,                schools and other groups wishing to schedule a tour of the                  house may still make an appointment via email at                                    parksbentleyplace@gmail.com.
DAR donates Parks-Bentley Place look-alike, Little Free Library 

There is a new building on the Parks-Bentley property, but this one is only two feet tall.


The mini-Parks-Bentley house, which will be used as a Little Free Library, was the brainchild of the San Diego-based daughter of local DAR regent Tamaris Dolton. Dolton’s daughter purchased the replica of the house and painted it to match Parks-Bentley’s façade for her mother as a gift. Since the DAR regularly holds its meetings at the historic house, Dolton thought it would be the perfect place to put the little library to use.


The Jane McCrae Chapter of the DAR will adopt the Little Free Library as a project and keep it stocked with books that are free to the public. The back of the box has doors and is separated into two book sections – the one on the left for children and the other for adults. This newest addition to the Parks-Bentley Place grounds is registered as part of the nationwide Little Free Library network (littlefreelibrary.org) and has been installed near the driveway to the historic house.

A formal dedication of the new Little Free Library is scheduled for noon at Parks-Bentley Place on Wednesday, November 6, 2021. Members of the community are invited to attend and to take or contribute a book at the event.

Parks-Bentley in the News


Pictures from Washington County Band Concert at Parks-Bentley - July 30
Virtual nativity exhibition kept tradition alive for 2020

Thanks to all of the community members who submitted images of their nativity sets for the 2020 virtual holiday exhibition. If you missed this new take on our annual event, take a look...

Sarah Jones - Saratoga Springs 2
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