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2022 Annual Report

Those on our paper mailing list will receive a printed copy, and those on our electronic email list will be receiving a link to this page. Click here or the image below to download the full report.

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CK Birkenfeld Trail Dedication Event – Photo Gallery

We are pleased to announce the opening of the trail! A grant from the Birkenfeld Fund by way of the Seattle Foundation made this possible. A group of invitees were present for a ribbon-cutting, trail tour and luncheon. We offer our thanks to everyone who attended, and to all the Board members and community members who worked hard on this trail!

Click here for full photo gallery on the Worthington Park website.


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New photo gallery at WP website!

Check out the photo gallery of updates from the amazing summer of hard work on rehabilitating the Worthington House! We are thrilled to be so close to our goals. Huge thanks go out to the many hands that have made this happen.

Click the picture below to jump over to the full photo gallery on the Worthington Park website.



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Dipping 9,000 shingles with stain: Dip n’ Drip!

Quilcene “dip and drip” event at Worthington Park… Update: IT’S GOING GREAT!

We are coating the cedar shingles which are part of the new third floor finish. The shingles need to be dipped in finish, allowed to drip momentarily, back brushed, and placed on a drying rack. We truly need volunteers to help us accomplish this goal.

dip-n-drip1We have earned the bronze and now SILVER medals for dipping 2/3 of the 9000 shingles for the new mansard roof!

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be a part of the beautiful mansard roof.

We work from 9 to 4 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 3 days for drying. Work 1 or 2 hours or more. Whatever works for you! Doughnuts and coffee are provided. Some of us bring lunches. Hope to see you soon. ~ From your Quilcene Museum V.P. Cleone Telling

In the photo below: Eric and Jeremy from Nieman Construction teepeed shingles to dry for bay window roofing at Worthington House. Kathi, Carol, Marita and Cleone painted window trims for the mansard roof. Over 400 hours of volunteerism this summer!

Come join us as a part of the mansion’s history. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Oh, we will have a ‘sip’, to go with that dip and drip, after we bring in the gold medal (all 9,000 shingles are coated) and we get together for a victory party.

So, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from nine a.m. to five p.m., please come by and take a one to two hour shift for this event, at the mansion. Such a deal – free parking, opportunity to meet new people, learn the skill of ‘dipping and dripping’ and bring in the ‘gold’ for the third floor mansard roof!

The work needs to be done now as the good weather is our guide. Wear your paint clothes.

Please call David Satterlee, the ‘dip and drip’ coordinator at 765-4810 for more information or just show up!

The game is on!


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Summer Newsletter 2016

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Notes from the Chair

Hello Members and Friends,

Mansard Roof Taking Shape!

Mansard Roof Taking Shape!

July was a momentous month in our restoration and construction adventure:

  • The old and leaky pitched roof was removed
  • The beginnings of the mansard roof construction started
  • The historic garage was rebuilt and painted

All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the expertise of our beloved project managers and gurus Chuck Thrasher and Kathi Boyker. Dan Nieman and his crew have made this enormous undertaking possible. And, last and definitely not least, our steadfast volunteers have given so much of their time and talent. By working with Chuck and Dan at the house and the garage, they have saved us enormous amounts of money. Pictured above is the Mansard roof going on!
As you can imagine, with an undertaking of this scope for the Museum and the community, it’s impossible to express our thanks often enough to you, our supporters, donors, volunteers, and above all to our members and friends. Yours truly, Mari Phillips

house-old2Thanks to an anonymous gift, the Victorian porch on the Hamilton-Worthington House will be constructed to its original glory. We hope you will come sit on the porch when it’s completed!

Event Ready:
Let’s Finish
the Mansion!

May 2016 was the launch of the capital campaign to complete major construction on the house—the exterior and interior. Our goal is to raise $250,000 by April 2017. We are already over $40,000 to the finish line.


Membership Renewal

There’s Still Time to Join Us!
“It’s not too late to purchase your 2016 Museum membership,” says Christine Satterlee, the Membership Committee Chair. “Your support goes a long way to help keep the Museum doors open and keep the Worthington Park project moving forward.” The fees of $20 for an individual and $30 for a family remain a bargain when you consider the investment you will be making.

Mail your membership check to Quilcene Historical Museum, P.O. Box 574, Quilcene, Washington 98376. We will gratefully add you to our membership rolls. Thank you!



Doris Bogachus

We extend our sympathies to the families of the following people and are grateful for their support of our community and the Museum:

Doris Lynette Bogachus
Oct. 7, 1921 – June 9, 2016

Kenneth “Kenny” Harlan Harris
Feb. 23, 1931 – April 13, 2016

Leslie V. Tonkin
Sept 15, 1940 – March 26, 2016


Kenny Harris

Our Volunteer Docents

Our thanks to the following 2016 docents who give so generously of their time and knowledge:
Jacque Booth
Steve & Gloria Ricketts
Claire French
Dave & Christine Satterlee
Don & Lorna Ward
Linda Oen
Barb Weber
Mari Phillips
Larry McKeehan
Gloria Shelton
Jackie Benson
Laurie Neuenschwander
Bob & Bonnie McDaniels
Arleen Tolliver
Sharone Norwood
Deborah Norwood
Sandy Shea
Nancy Stickney
Ellen Jenner
Cleone Telling
Bob & Dorothy Schramek

Events on Our Stage – See you there!

johnny7-web-poster1Sat, August 27th
5 — 9PM Rockabilly concert with Johnny7 and the Black Crabs
Beer Garden for 21+ All ages show. $15 Adult, $5 Student. No pets.

Sun, September 4th
1 PM Walkabout — Worthington House tour.

Sat, Sept 24th
Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K for details.

Wed, Nov 9th 4 – 6 PM
Volunteer & Docent Recognition Dinner

How Did We Get So Lucky?

At every step in the mansion restoration and construction good fortune has brought gifts of time, talent, and generous donations from new friends and supporters. Taylor Shellfish, Inc. has made a substantial gift to the “Event-Ready: Let’s finish the Mansion” campaign. Sandy Wenberg (below, right), color design consultant, loved our project so much that she volunteered to design the historically correct, final color combinations. Ray Donohue, owner of five Peninsula Paint Centers and his staff, Dave Curry and Doug Duval, stepped up with their enthusiasm and expertise. Together with Ted Wessinger, the Benjamin Moore representative, they donated the highest quality paint for the exterior of the mansion.


Who’s in the hearty band of building volunteers?

They work every Friday and Saturday from 8:30 – 4:00 PM with a time out for lunch and an occasional coffee and donut break. Eric Anderson, Brian Barker, Kathi Boyker, Carol Christiansen, Dave Curry, Ray Donohue, Doug Duval, Judy and Jim Dziuba, David Goetz, Tim McCoy, Bob and Bonnie McDaniel, Larry McKeehan, Lori Millard, Stan Nealy, Mari Phillips, Christine and David Satterlee, Cleone and Terry Telling, Tim Van Berkom, Sandy Wenberg, and Ted Wessinger. Their effort under Chuck’s supervision saves us time and money by working on non-professional projects that can be safely completed, helping Dan Nieman and his crew to get on with the construction. THANK YOU ALL!


Good News from Our Towns!

61jDEjOLTwLThis new column celebrates the many good things happening in south Jefferson County. Got good news? Send it along to:

  • Congratulations to the Quilcene girls for another great softball season. Peninsula softball stars are: Megan Weller, Erin Macedo, Bailey Kieffer, and Coach of the Year – Mark Thompson. Great job, and thank you for all the hard work.
  • Sunset Magazine‘s newest cookbook, Eating Up the West Coast: The best road trips, restaurants, and recipes from California to Washington featured Quilcene’s very own Olympic Timberhouse in a 5-page spread with big photos and recipes from Chef Steve! Check it out!
  • Thank you, Port Townsend Leader. The title that the newspaper chose for their editorial – “Queen of Quilcene” – in July was perfect. The Mansion will indeed be the queen, and we appreciate their applauding the restoration efforts of our members and volunteers and urging Jefferson County residents to support the project.
A blow-up of the Leader editorial hanging at the "Mansion Memories and Messages" event

A blow-up of the Leader editorial hanging at the “Mansion Memories and Messages” event

Quilcene Historical Museum – Established April 1991

A non-profit 501 (c)(3) historical organization.

Our Mission: To preserve and promote the importance of our community’s history and culture for present and future generations.

Quilcene Historical Museum 151 Columbia Street P.O. Box 574 Quilcene, WA 98376



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Summer Fun at the Linger Longer Stage!

Thanks to all who helped make FamilyFest 2016 a fun day for our families and friends.

Check out the post on Linger Longer Productions for all the pics.

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Are you on Facebook? We are!

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Thank you Homer Smith Insurance!

Thanks again to Homer Smith Insurance for once more being a Premium Sponsor of our 2016 concert season! We really appreciate your support!


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“Messages and Memories” Event, July 3rd 2016

Thank you to our friends and supporters – we could not do it with out you! Please enjoy these candid shots from a very pleasant afternoon together.
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In The News: “The Queen of Quilcene” PT Leader Editorial

Recently the Worthington Mansion rehabilitation received some very nice exposure in the PT Leader Newspaper!

EDITORIAL: The Queen of Quilcene

Jun 22, 2016 by Scott Wilson

The Quilcene Revival is in full upswing. The number of successful new businesses, civic activities, remodels and the associated community pride is on a sharp upward curve.

At the center of the hopes and dreams of the Emerald Towns of Hood Canal is the rehabilitation of the 1892 Hamilton-Worthington Victorian mansion, part of a 10-acre parcel that an almost all-volunteer crew is turning into Worthington Park, alongside the Little Quilcene River.

All of Jefferson County should take note of this effort and support it if possible. The end result will be a spectacular restoration of Quilcene’s best and largest Victorian home – 17 rooms – for events of all kinds, alongside a performance stage and a beautiful park…

Please head over to the Worthington Park Website and check it out in full!

Again, special thanks to Scott Wilson and the PT Leader.





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