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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Environment, Historical Organizations, History Museums, Parks & Playgrounds

Mission: The mission of the craftsman farms foundation, inc. Is to preserve, interpret and make relevant the legacy and ideals of gustav stickley and the american arts and crafts movement by providing creative programming and authentic experiences that educate, engage and inspire diverse audiences.

Results: $2.5 million in site restorations, 10,000 annual visitors, awrds fro restoration, publication, service to community, and acheivement.

Programs: The foundation has accomplished its mission to preserve, interpret, and make relevant the legacy and ideals of gustav stickley and the american arts and crafts movement through ongoing restoration of craftsman farms' buildings and landscape, and by serving over 13,000 annual visitors with tours, lectures, programs, publications, cultural activities and scholarly research.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Barbara66

Board Member

Rating: 5

Many people who visit Craftsman Farms just say it feels good to be there. It does!! If you are a follower of the American Arts and Crafts movement and Gustav Stickley, it is THE must-go-to place. It is sometimes difficult to articulate to yourself as well as others what Arts and Crafts and Stickley were all about. At the SMCF, the home that Stickley conceived, built and lived in with his family as he was thinking about and spreading his message of a simple, clean, purposeful, honest beautiful life, you can begin to understand. Anyone, local or from a distance will learn from and be happy that they have experienced a day there.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

My first experience with the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms was an eye opening one - I had grown up with Frank Lloyd Wright but never heard of Gustav Stickley! The Stickley Museum has been called the "hidden jewel" of the NJ / Morris County area by many visitors as they have come to experience the tranquil setting of the only place that American Arts and Craft leader Gustav Stickley designed, built and lived in with his family. The staff and volunteers make the experience of the visit unique and memorable - sharing a love of the philosophy Stickley proposed more than 100 years ago - living in harmony with nature. A visit to the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is well worth the time!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Its been my pleasure to volunteer and serve on the board of the Craftsman Farms Foundation. My six year involvement began with giving tours of Gustav Stickley's landmark log home, but as I became more involved I realized I was there because of the extraordinary people involved at every level. Our Executive Director, Heather Stivison, our staff, our volunteers and our board are dedication and integrity personified. It is exciting and rewarding to be part of this remarkable (and remarkable focused) organization.