#heywefundedthat: the Tolt Historical Society Heads Home for the Holidays

The Hjertoos House, featuring Hjertoos family member Roger Thorson, 2018. Photo by Chieko Phillips, property of 4Culture.

The Tolt Historical Society is settling into a beautiful new home just in time for the holiday season! After relocating from Carnation Farms in July, the Society and its collection now occupy the historic Hjertoos House, just south of Carnation. The Hjertoos House is a large, late-Victorian farmhouse with a prominent dairy barn, and a King County Historical Landmark. It is situated on the Carnation Tree Farm, which is on the National Register of Historic places.

The Tolt Historical Society invites you to help them celebrate their first winter in their new home! “We are decorating the house with as many Christmas decorations as we have in the collection,” shared a member of the Tolt Historical Society. The house will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Thursday through Sunday. This coincides with the Tree Farm’s last open weekend for the season—they will be open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Spend the day exploring the Hjertoos House, learning about the area’s history, and enjoying the Farm festivities—then head home with a tree!

We’re proud to help fund the Tolt Historical Society through our Heritage Sustained Support grant. Learn more about their mission to preserve and interpret the history of the Carnation area on their website.