Pathway to Education Campaign
A Permanent Pathway to Education: Craftsman Farms’ Honor Roll Walkway
As we begin the second century of Craftsman Farms, the continued restoration and adaptive reuse of this important 30-acre National Historic Landmark is guided by these three points:
1. Continually working to protect, preserve, and restore Craftsman Farms to the
2. Developing top quality educational programs is essential in order to bring depth
3. If we restore and preserve the site, but don't make it welcoming to everyone,
That is why a fully handicapped accessible bluestone walkway to the Education Building is near the top of our second century project list. The building includes a state of the art handicapped accessible bathroom, but presents some serious obstacles for wheelchair access to the lecture room. In the past two years this building has been used for programs as diverse as our Emerging Scholars Symposium, a wood block printing workshop, the Stickley Design Invitational, our annual Holiday Trunk Show, a lunch room for bus tour groups, and a meeting room for community agencies. It is in regular use for lectures, workshops, and Girl Scout programs.
As we begin the second century at Craftsman Farms, we will make the Education Building fully accessible with the installation of a period-correct and fully handicapped-accessible bluestone walkway. This 200-foot walkway will enhance the appearance of the building’s exterior, while making both the education room and the recently installed ADA bathroom truly handicapped accessible.
You now have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on Craftsman Farms. Your name or the name of a loved one can become an important and permanent part of this National Historic Landmark. Unlike many such walkways, the Pathway to Education will not be made of brick, which is coarse and easily crumbles. In keeping with Craftsman Farms early 20th century history, the walkway will be custom-made from period correct, natural bluestone. Bluestone is more enduring than brick and the engraving is more attractive and precise. The overall look will be in perfect harmony with Craftsman Farms.
Would you like to know more? Download the full information about how you can participate.
January 29, 2015
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