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Auburn's Mary Olson Farm Seeking Summer Volunteers

AUBURN, Wash. - May 9, 2012 - Are you a history buff, a naturalist or perhaps an animal lover? Or maybe you enjoy spending a summer afternoon strolling lush and scenic landscapes? The Mary Olson Farm may be looking for you!

The Farm is seeking volunteers to work shifts during their summer season: every Saturday and Sunday June 16 to Aug. 26, from noon – 5 p.m. Farm volunteers help secure the Farm and its historic buildings, provide guests with information and serve as a host for the property. Other volunteering opportunities include helping with Farm programming and events such as Living History Day on Aug. 18 and Hops and Crops on Sept. 15. A special training session for new volunteers will be held in late May.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Farm, please contact Rachael McAlister at 253-288-7439 for more information.

The White River Valley Museum worked with the City of Auburn to restore Mary Olson Farm, the best preserved historic subsistence farm in King County. The Farm is a King County Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Significant features include an 1897 barn, a fully restored 1902 farmhouse, a century-old orchard, three salmon runs in Olson Creek and a remarkable collection of outbuildings, including a smoke house, outhouse and weaving house. Mary Olson Farm operates as a living history and environmental learning site, and is also available for community and special events.


White River Valley Museum
918 H St. S.E.
Auburn, WA 98002