Tharald Homestead Tour at Ellis Preserve

09/16/2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM PT


  • Free


Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve


Tours of the Tharald Homestead provide an opportunity to learn more about the cultural legacy we have inherited and ponder the one we will leave behind. No registration necessary.


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.

This will be the final homestead tour of 2023.

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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