A third potential partner has emerged in the effort to breathe new life into Easton, Pennsylvania's, Bachmann Publick House, a Colonial-era building that held Northampton County's first court sessions more than 250 years ago.
The newest player, the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, could end up as the next owner of the 1753 landmark at Second and Northampton Streets.
Northampton County Council was poised to vote Thursday to join with Lafayette College in a four-year plan to fund operations at the now-closed building. Lafayette is prepared to fund a curator for the tavern building, located a block west of the Delaware River, while the county was expected to contribute $130,000 a year. Lafayette's contribution was valued at $75,000 to $80,000 annually and the school also offered its grant-writing services to the effort. However, the Historical and Genealogical Society now is offering another alternative.
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