Santiam Heritage Foundation
Supporting Historic Preservation and Architectural Integrity
for Community Enhancement and Cultural Use
Charles and Martha Brown House
425 North First Avenue
Fourteenth Annual Garden Tour Coming
'Conifers and Summer Colors', the Santiam Heritage Foundation's annual garden tour featuring six lovely gardens in and near Stayton is on Sunday, June 23 between the hours of noon and 5 o'clock. Tickets and guides are on sale at The Bird & Hat Inn and Jensen-Kreitzer Family Clothing, still only $10.
Garden visitors will enjoy conifers of many varieties, colors and sizes, rose gardens, water features, vegetable gardens, heirloom plants handed down through generations, bonzai, and original garden art and trellises.
Tickets may also be purchased the day of the tour at the Charles & Martha Brown House where refreshments will be served between noon and 4 o'clock. Visitors will be able to have a peek at the restoration progress in the interior of the house.
$2,000 Grant Received from MCDC
The Foundation has just received news of a $2,000 grant from the Marion Cultural Development Corporation. SHF will use the funds to replace the last broken etched-glass door panel; to repair walls, floors and ceilings; and to mill, finish and install reproduction ceiling molding. Work will begin this spring.
Marion Cultural Development Corporation receives it's funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust which supports cultural endeavors in Marion County.
SHF Receives Grants to Move Forward
Stayton Cooperative Telephone Company recently donated $1,500 to the Brown House Restoration Project, to be used to help fund reproducing and replacing the kitchen door. SCTC has faithfully supported SHF since the project began in 2000, and we are very grateful.
The Kinsman Foundation again awarded a $10,000 grant to fund significant and steady progress toward interior restoration and rehabilitation. Their grants and steadfast support have kept the project energized and fostered the most significant progress.
Last summer, the Stayton City Council awarded a community grant for $500 to help pay for rebuilding the west porches. Both porches are scheduled for completion this summer.
Pacific Power Foundation awarded $1,375 to support interior work and this money will be used to pay for stripping paint and wall repair and restoration.
Please consider the Santiam Heritage Foundation in your end-of-year cultural giving. Match all your cultural giving with an equal amount to the Oregon Cultural Trust for a tax credit on your Oregon taxes and a federal tax deduction. Your money works in three ways!
See Oregon Cultural Trust at www.culturaltrust.org
How can you help?
You can support the Brown House through your contribution, your purchase of one of our fundraising items, or by getting involved. Join a work party, donate services or materials, or make a tax-deductible donation. There's lots to do and we appreciate all contributions, large and small. See how you can help.
Read the Salem Statesman Journal article about the Charles and Martha Brown House.
For more information send us e-mail.
or Bob Pendleton at (503) 769-5863.
Santiam Heritage Foundation, Inc.