This 30-acre National Historic Landmark is the centerpiece of Gustav Stickley’s early 20th century country estate. “The Log House,” as it came to be known, is one of the most significant landmarks of the American Arts and Crafts movement. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has been restored it to its original 1911 appearance, and it now serves as a historic house museum. It is the only house Stickley ever designed and lived in with his family.
Stickley combined the roles of designer and manufacturer, architect, publisher, philosopher, and social critic. He is best known today for his straightforward furniture, sometimes called “mission” or “Craftsman” furniture. The park-like estate includes meadows, wooded areas, walking trails, a pond and stream, and several support buildings including a massive stone stable, three cottages, a calf barn, and the ruins of a dairy barn.
Guided tours take visitors through Stickley’s dream home and provide an in-depth look at his life and work. The museum also offers a variety of educational programs throughout the year including lectures, workshops, family days, and holiday programs. Last tour begins at 3:15 pm each day.
Of Special Note:
• The North Cottage, an original Stickley bungalow, allows visitors to fully experience Arts and Crafts living through touchable furnishings
• Gustav Stickley, an artistic visionary of his time, is best known as the creator of Craftsman (Mission) style furniture
Check out the Stickley Museum at Craftsmans Farms’ current exhibits on our On-going Exhibits page.