Tharald Homestead Tour at Ellis Preserve
In addition to its rich natural environment, the Ellis Preserve encompasses a many-layered record of our region’s cultural history. The landscape contains evidence of Indigenous culture from long before European exploration and westward expansion, through the homestead and agricultural era, to the period of resource extraction and the emergence of tourism and development.
The Tharald Homestead provides a vantage point for considering those who came before us and their relationship to place. The homestead tour is an opportunity to learn more about the legacy we have inherited and ponder the one we will leave behind.
The following homestead tours are open to anybody without any prior registration.
2023 Dates (all on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm): May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16
No registration required. Free of charge.
Questions? Email Ruthie Dougherty, SJPT Preserve Curator/Interpretive Specialist
Directions to the Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve: From the Shaw Ferry Landing, follow Blind Bay Rd. as it curves to the right around Blind Bay. Keep going straight until you come to the intersection of Blind Bay Rd. and Hoffman Cove Rd. (2.3 miles from the ferry landing). Turn left and proceed approximately 0.8 miles on Hoffman Cove Rd. Look for the preserve gate and driveway on the right. (Address for map search: 842 Hoffman Cove Rd, Shaw Island, WA 98286)
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