Save the Conestoga Wagon

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The Conestoga Wagon, much loved by our visitors and members, is the largest item in our collection. This type of heavy covered wagon was used extensively during the late 18th and 19th centuries in the Eastern United States and Canada.

Exposed to the elements, our wagon has sadly deteriorated over the years.  We need to raise £20,000 to restore it to its former glory, move it to the terrace of the new Children’s Garden, and create an innovative protective shelter to preserve it for future generations to enjoy.

The project will support local organisations.  The design and creation of the shelter is from a Bath-based engineering firm, Format.  Timber will be locally sourced and crafted, and a social media crowd-funding campaign will be supported by students at Bath Spa University.

The membrane for the shelter will be supplied by the company that made NASA moon flags.

Please help us to save this piece of iconic American history and add a new feature to the Children’s Garden.