Near your neighborhood stands the Historic Duportail House, the centerpiece of our community. Built before 1740 and with strong ties to our nation’s history, Duportail House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It hosts historical and educational activities and serves as a venue for social and business events as a means of generating revenue to cover its basic operating costs. Preserved and restored for the community by the Fox Companies, the developer of Chesterbrook, Duportail House has operated as a not-for-profit organization and has been self-sustaining since its original restoration in 1984. Significant improvements have been made to the property over the past few years; however, the property needs constant maintenance and we rely on the community to help. If it is to survive physically and financially, Duportail House needs the support of the entire Chesterbrook community, both residential and corporate. As a lifelong area resident and businessman, l have been honored to serve on the Duportail House Board of Directors for 5 years, the last 3 years as its President. I have been impressed by the commitment and support of my fellow board members and of a dedicated local group – Friends of Duportail. This letter invites you to join that group and help us continue to preserve, protect, and improve this magnificent building. As a Friend of Duportail you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to sustain a significant local and National Historic Landmark. For as little as $50, you can become a Friend of Duportail, joining with others in this community who value and support this unique and special place. I thank you sincerely for your consideration and for your support. Warmest Regards, C. Richard Downes, President Duportail House, Inc Click here for 2018.2019 Donation form.