“The Little House with a
Big Story to Tell”
A Restoration Project From the Foundation Up
The 1762 Elihu Akin House is DHPT’s most important project, and the centerpiece of this organization. This property has been long envisioned to become a regional Cultural Heritage Center and Educational Facility, which would be the first of its kind in Dartmouth.
Building on DHPT’s mission and purpose, this pre-Georgian cape style structure––modest in stature and older than the Declaration of Independence––will be transformed into a “Study House” and working classroom. The property will serve as the focal point for the Cultural Heritage Center as a public space for hands-on learning and educational programming.
Elihu Akin House Cultural Heritage Center will be a destination for visitors in its own right and serve as a tourist information center, a resource Dartmouth needs but does not offer today.