This year's raffle features a stunning Appalachian dulcimer, hand-crafted by the late Michael H. Meyerhoff and graciously donated by his daughter Sandra Meyerhoff. This distinctive dulcimer is a fretted four string instrument made from vintage American chestnut barnwood recovered in Maryland.
Michael was a talented artist, being self-taught in such art forms as hand spinning and weaving, blacksmithing and knife making, pen and ink drawing, leather crafts and beadwork. It was not long before his interest in woodworking would become his retirement plan. After hearing of an old American chestnut barn slated for demolition, both Michael and Sandra equipped themselves with a two-man saw, ropes and pullies, and a pickup truck. He milled the timbers, matching the grain to reflect the beauty of the wood.
The American Chestnut Foundation thanks you for your support.
All proceeds from this raffle benefit the restoration of the American chestnut and the Foundation.