Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms celebrates 25th Founders Day

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Board Trustee Davey Willans, 2014 Als lk Kan Recipient. On Saturday evening, Nancy and Davey Willans, was presented with the organization’s most prestigious award, the Als Ik Kan Award. With this presentation, the Willans, who have dedicated many years of dedicated service and support, will take their rightful place among the esteemed group of past Als Ik Kan Award recipients, including Paul Fiore, Robert Judson Clark, Bruce Johnson, and David Rago.
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Howard and Mimi Letts were among the many residents enjoying the program
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Vonda Givens dedicated the new pavers
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The Mayors of the last 25 years. James Barberio, Mimi Letts and Frank Priore. Michael Luther wasn’t able to attend the event.
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Council President Paul Carifi, Jr., and Councilman Louis Valori attended Founders Day
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The family of Stickley came to celebrate Founders Day
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Barbara Weiskittel concluded the program

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.

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