New fundraising goal announced!
In total, we’ve raised over $50,800, but a portion of that was spent last winter on the construction of the front porch. The remaining fundraised money will be used to pay for the contract for the next phase of restorations (full exterior restoration with chimneys, doors, and windows), which has been awarded for an October start date!
Ideally, it would be best to have the contractor install a finished interior floor during this phase of restoration, but we are short the $8,000 needed for that portion of the project.
Can you help with our "Fall Floor Fundraiser" by donating to the Tenant House Restoration Fund? Click the blue box to the right to donate now!
Another way you can help is by purchasing your copy of the book, "The Goats at Night
," for $15, all of which goes directly to the Tenant House Restoration Project.
Tenant House Restoration Project: Background Information
Historic Oak View County Park is excited to announce the addition of a late-19th century tenant house to the existing farm landscape! The building made its 11-mile journey on September 1, 2012, from its former location in Wendell to its new home at Historic Oak View County Park.
Recent research efforts at Historic Oak View County Park have yielded information about the enslaved African-Americans, and later tenant laborers, who created a community of their own alongside the middle class landowners. Though tenancy was widespread on farms across the country, and as many as six tenant houses once existed at Oak View, these houses are rarely preserved.