News from a 2011 4Culture Landmark Rehabilitation Program recipient

DeYoung House, Woodinville

On Saturday, July 16th, the Woodinville Heritage Society will celebrate the grand opening of the DeYoung house as the new Woodinville Heritage Museum. The house, donated to the society in 2008, and designated as a City of Woodinville landmark in 2010, has undergone repairs to make it accessible to the public for a much anticipated heritage museum and meeting space.

In a recent statement to 4Culture, Lucy DeYoung, Woodinville Heritage Society President, reports: “We finally have our Occupancy Permit from the City of Woodinville due to the generosity and support of the Society members and the Woodinville Rotary who contributed over $100,000 for a new sidewalk, parking stalls, and ADA access. Additional support has recently come from a 4Culture 2011 Landmark Rehabilitation Program award which will fund the removal of lead-based paint on the exterior of the house and the re-painting of it and the garage to the house’s original yellow color with a white trim. It is anticipated the painting the house will occur in July since it is weather dependent. The Society is very grateful to 4Culture for the opportunity to return the House to its original color and 1930’s look. When the Woodinville Heritage Society was founded in 1974, one of its original goals was to have a Woodinville Museum to celebrate and showcase Woodinville’s rich history. Thirty-five years later that dream has become a reality.”

The July 16th event is free, and the museum will be open to the public for viewing from 10am to 2pm. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at noon. Beginning Sunday July 17th, the museum will be regularly open to the public on Sundays from noon to 4pm. The museum is located at 14121 NE 171st Street Woodinville, WA 98072. Additional Parking for the opening will be available at the Woodinville Methodist Community Church (which is at the intersection of 140th Ave NE and 171st Street) across the street. For more information please contact the Society at info@woodinvilleheritage.org.

Image: DeYoung House in Woodinville © 2011, photo by Lucy DeYoung.