Rehabilitation of historic buildings
The Shafer Historical Museum was awarded a Heritage Capital Projects Grant for the 2023-2025 biennium! The $62,000 grant will be matched from donations from Give Methow 2022 donors, the Philadelphia Foundation in honor of Carl Miller, and in-kind gifts of material and labor.
Exterior treatments began in September 2022. Both a volunteer service project AND educational, museum volunteers & historic building owners learn techniques and environmentally-friendly treatments for wood restoration and preservation. You can too! Please join the crew - no expertise is necessary!
Chris Gustafson (2nd from right), owner of Vintage Window Restoration in Astoria, OR led Shafer Museum volunteer crews in cleaning and treating three of the historic log cabins at the museum September 16-25, 2022 and worked on the "Castle's" living room windows September 21-23, 2023.