Comstock House reopens for tours in Moorhead, Minnesota

Photo credit: Comstock House After an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic Comstock House is open again for guided tours in Moorhead, Minnesota. Solomon Comstock, a prominent businessman in the city, hired Kees and Fisk to design the Victorian-style home for his family. The house was built during the summers of 1882 … Continue reading Comstock House reopens for tours in Moorhead, Minnesota

Craft & Brew Fest June 5 on Staten Island

The Alice Austen House Museum and Flagship Brewery are relaunching Comfort Home, a hibiscus-infused Pilsner named after photographer Alice Austen's family home on the north end of Staten Island, to celebrate Pride Month. The celebration also commemorates the fourth anniversary of the Alice Austen House receiving its LGBTQ+ historic site designation. The celebration, which will … Continue reading Craft & Brew Fest June 5 on Staten Island

Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington, on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The eleventh annual tour features five unique gardens and the Curran House and Orchard. The University Place Historical Society, which hosts the tour, is renovating the … Continue reading Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Tea To-Go from Pomeroy Farm May 7-8

Pomeroy Farm is celebrating the mothers in our lives by offering a delicious Mother's Day Tea To-Go on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8. This themed boxed, plated lunch features savories and sandwiches, scones, and desserts similar to those you'd find in a traditional tea service. And there are two types of tea. Here's … Continue reading Celebrate Mother’s Day with Tea To-Go from Pomeroy Farm May 7-8

Farm Days return to Pomeroy Living History Farm

Enjoy the fresh air while exploring the grounds at the Pomeroy Living History Farm in Southwest Washington the first weekend of the month from May through August. Also shop local vendors and purchase food during this family-friendly Farm Days event. The 2021 dates for Farm Days are (all on Saturday and Sunday): May 1-2June 5-6July … Continue reading Farm Days return to Pomeroy Living History Farm

Gilbert House Children’s Museum reopens in Salem, Oregon

The sign at the entrance of the Gilbert House Children's Museum in Salem, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) It's time to play and learn again at the Gilbert House Children's Museum! The museum has reopened, with some changes due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Reservations are required, because the number of people who can visit … Continue reading Gilbert House Children’s Museum reopens in Salem, Oregon

Pomeroy Farm hosts Anne of Green Gables Tea To-Go March 19-20

Pomeroy Farm's next Tea To-Go on Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, celebrates a beloved character from children's literature. This plated tea features assorted savories and sandwiches, desserts, scones, and two teas inspired by the Anne of Green Gables novels. Here's how the Tea To-Go works: Place your order at pomeroyfarm.org and reserve a … Continue reading Pomeroy Farm hosts Anne of Green Gables Tea To-Go March 19-20

Pittock Mansion reopens in Portland

The Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After an extended closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pittock Mansion in Portland's West Hills has reopened to smaller capacities. Tickets are timed and available online. Wearing masks during visits and distancing are required. Henry and Georgiana Pittock built the French Renaissance mansion on … Continue reading Pittock Mansion reopens in Portland

Take seven virtual tree tours at Lakewold Gardens

Lakewold Gardens in University Place, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Learn about some of the trees in the Lakewold Gardens in University Place, Washington, south of Tacoma, in a series of virtual tours. John Wilcox, a long-time volunteer at the gardens, leads these seven tours. Each tour features a different tree. The seven videos are … Continue reading Take seven virtual tree tours at Lakewold Gardens