On Sunday, October 19, Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms celebrated Founders Day, which commenced with a short program and reception at 11:30 a.m. recognized founders and friends who played a role in rescuing Craftsman Farms from private development. Special focus was on the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, and set it on a course for public use and enjoyment. They unveiled a new paver on the Ruth Cruess Glesmann Memorial Walkway in honor of our 25 year partnership with the Township and recognize new paving stones which have been added to our commemorative walkway over the past year.
The Founders Day also featured the launch of Craftsman Farms, an exciting new book by former Executive Director Heather Stivison on the history of the Craftsman Farms, from the Stickley era to today. Stivison joined for this landmark event and signed copies of the book on the Log House porch.
Free Open Houses were held in the Log House and North Cottage, with “spotlight talks” provided by volunteer docents in the Log House and North Cottage.