In the fall of 2016 Cynthia Wine and Philip Slayton bought Seely Hall intending to rehabilitate the building and offer it free-of-charge for suitable community events.
A multi-year refurbishment began in the spring of 2017, undertaken by Adam Burgess of Wood Life and his excellent crew. On the outside we put up new clapboard siding, and installed traditional wooden windows built by Jeff Langille of Barss Corner (including two “church windows” on the south wall), replicating Seely Hall’s original appearance. Inside, on the ground level, floors and ceilings have been repaired and new lighting installed. The second floor has been restored to its original state (so far as this is known), turning it back into a space suitable for meetings and entertainment.
The larger room on the ground floor is named “The Dan and Louise Sinclair Room” in recognition of the contribution of Dan and Louise to the Port Medway community for more than two decades. The two smaller rooms are called “Rachel’s Rooms” in memory of Rachel Summers, a much loved local artist who died in September, 2021.