M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

The Quilcene Historical Museum in Quilcene, WA, announces a recent grant that will help complete historic renovations of the Hamilton-Worthington mansion in Worthington Park.  Read this from their press release:

The Quilcene Historical Museum is very pleased to announce the award of a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The generous grant of $167,000 is in support of the historic renovation of the 1892 Hamilton-Worthington mansion. With the completion of new construction and renovation, a failing, but beloved residence of the Worthington family, will become an event-ready facility for the community, visitors to the region, and the Museum.

About Worthington Park

As part of Worthington Park, the Hamilton-Worthington mansion is the only remaining house of its size, integrity, and cultural relevance in rural Jefferson County. In January 2014, the mansion received WA State, and later, National Historic Trust designations. The 1915 barn is also listed on the state’s historic registry.
The all-volunteer board and members’ goals for Worthington Park are to: turn a private residence into a sustainable community asset; preserve and restore one of Jefferson County’s historic treasures; provide the community with a venue where the Museum, local organizations, private parties, and businesses can hold events, concerts, and indoor/outdoor education activities; and create a suitable home for historic exhibits and educational programs.
Museum Chair, Mari Phillips, stated, “We are so honored to receive this grant. The Murdock Trust gift, enables us to complete the exterior and interior renovations. This award signifies that our small rural communities ‘can-do’ attitude and thousands of volunteer hours do make a significant positive impact on the Olympic Peninsula.”

Read the article in the Port Townsend Leader

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