Fund Raising and Renovation
- Phase One – DONE!!! We have raised over $300,000 to purchase the property through private donations, grants, and business/corporate support.
- Phase Two – Because the home is 121 years old, it is in need of some tender, loving care. Time, weather and wear have all taken a toll on the façade of this lovely Victorian Queen. There is some structural damage, cosmetic updates, wiring and plumbing issues that will need to be corrected once the property is purchased. Your volunteer help and advise will be needed in all phases of this repair and restoration.
Open up to 10 Acres of Possibilities!
We are asking the community for ideas on future uses after the property is in the ownership of the Museum.
Ideas so far include these and more:
- Educational setting for workshops, both inside the residence and on the grounds
- Special event venue – receptions, family reunions, weddings
- Lodging/accommodations – lodging facility in the mansion for guests touring the Olympic Peninsula
- Amphitheater – woodland setting for a theater for the performing arts
- Special exhibits — both indoors and out such as logging and farming displays
- Outdoor activities – river walk, native forest and pond
Your ideas are greatly appreciated.
The Worthington family has graciously given the Museum permission to presently work on restoration of the exterior gardens and stage.
No one is allowed on the property without permission from the Museum project coordinator, Chairman Mari Phillips.