The Jonas Kilmer Mansion Restoration and Preservation Fund was established in 2019 to support the preservation and restoration of the historic Jonas Kilmer Mansion in Binghamton NY.
Keep history strong in our community with your generous gift today!
You can preserve one of the last grand parlors of the Parlor City. The Mansion was once home to the fascinating Kilmer family — creators of the famed Swamp Root remedy. Founders of the Binghamton Press. And owners of Kentucky Derby winner, Exterminator.
With every dollar you give, you are rebuilding the Kilmer Mansion’s deteriorated porches, stone by stone. You are restoring the collapsed floor of the north terrace. You are making sure that the Mansion remains accessible to everyone.
Your donation brings us one step closer to the day when we can restore the entire Mansion to its former glory. Don’t let history crumble — keep history strong in our community.
Please make your donation today. Just click below!
The Mansion’s most striking features are facing permanent ruin. Now is the critical moment to restore them. Without these features, the Mansion would be only a shell of its former grandeur.
Restoration of the porches, terraces, and chimneys will cost around $750,000. Full restoration of the entire Mansion, inside and out, will be much more.
With your support, critical repairs and restoration will be completed. The Mansion will continue to welcome the public for tours, music concerts, and a seasonal museum. The lovely outdoor spaces will be reopened and available for both public and private events and celebrations.
You can make sure the Kilmer Mansion continues to grace Riverside Drive. That it doesn’t become yet another eye sore, a shadow of its former self, or a vacant lot. There is not a moment to lose.
Or mail your check to:
Community Foundation for South Central New York
520 Columbia Drive, Suite 100
Johnson City, New York 13790
Note: Jonas Kilmer Mansion Restoration and Preservation Fund in the memo
For gifts of stock or gifts other than cash, please contact foundation staff at (607) 772-6773