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Our Beginnings

A Foundation Is Born

In May 2016 when the Clowser House, located in Frederick County Virginia was on the brink of destruction. Members of the Clowser family and concerned citizens from the area decided to take action. With help from Frederick County Supervisor Blane Dunn, the family members and citizens formed a committee. That committee later evolved into The Clowser Foundation. This small group citizens  loved the house for it's historical family importance but also it's ties to Frederick County's great heritage. The citizens fought diligently for over a year to save the house, investing hours of meetings and negotiations with the Public Works Committee and Frederick County Board of Supervisors.  Finally  all the hard work paid off  on April 26, 2017 when all seven members of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors voted to grant a 99 year lease to The Clowser Foundation. To emphasize the importance of this accomplishment, the Clowser Foundation decided to sign the 99 year lease on June 1st 2017, which was the 253rd anniversary of the massacre of Johann Heinrich Klauser (Clowser), two of his sons and infant daughter by Delaware Indians. 

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, or social media, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Your Donations Are Needed

The Clowser Foundation a 501 (c) (3) organization is dedicated to the preservation of the historic Clowser house. We rely solely on your private donations to save this 18th century  landmark. Your support is greatly needed for this project. Thank you.

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