The Quilcene Historical Museum is taking a huge step forward in our mission as “We preserve the past for present and future generations.”
The Museum is in the process of purchasing the 121 year-old Victorian Worthington mansion and it’s 10-acre property to become a vibrant part of the community’s heritage and living history.
The Museum Board has embarked
on a capital campaign to raise $300,000
to purchase the site by summer of 2013.
It is an unparalleled opportunity for this rural community to preserve, restore and showcase its unique historical mansion.
It will also lead to economic opportunities for preservation and restoration work and to generate future funds.
“In working with the museum board to place the property in their care, I know this unique piece of history can be used as a learning environment; not only for our children, but the community in general. It is my belief that the museum will be good stewards of the land and use the facilities and grounds to enhance many new opportunities for our town.” – Eilleen Worthington
“In 1991 our founding members had the foresight to create the museum. 20 years later we are taking a monumental step forward to secure a great community treasure – the wonderful Victorian residence and surrounding gardens of the Worthington property.”
- Mari Phillips, QHM Chair and charter board member
Restoring an Ornate Jewel of Quilcene History
Today the Quilcene Historical Museum welcomes the next challenge to preserve the past while investing in the future, to offer new services that will enrich the community both culturally and economically.
Twenty years of successful growth ensures the museum board and community are ready for a new adventure to acquire, preserve, restore and operate another facility.