American Express has given one million dollars in funds to help preserve historical properties is the greater Seattle Puget Sound region. The 25 properties that have been selected are all getting the word out so that "fans" can vote daily for their favorite property. The top vote getting site is guaranteed a preservation grant. The others will have money granted to them based on the decision of the board who is in charge of handing out the grant money.
Anderson Island Historical Societies Johnson Farm is one of the 25 properties that were selected for this contest.
May 1: All farm buildings open to the public; docents at major buildings from 12 – 2 PM; AIHS 35th year celebration and Partners in Preservation kickoff begins at 12 PM; free popcorn, hot dogs, desserts, door prizes and hay rides throughout the day.
May 2: All farm buildings open to the public, docents on-site.
You should come out and take a look the weekend of May 1st. and 2nd. Anderson Island is one of the hidden gems in the Puget Sound. Just a 20 minute ferry ride from Steilacoom. You can read more about the Open House by visiting our website here. Or if you want more information on the Johnson Farm and the grant contest you can visit an article we have written here.
Hope to see you on the island during the open house. If you see me please say hello!