Tell Us Your Story


With the help and input of our members, HWF is striving to learn more about our old buildings (built before 1945) and the people who care for them. Together, we’re creating a robust panorama of our built history.

Old houses are filled with history, quirks, and one-of-a-kind features. It’s the little things that make us fall in love with them: the ripples of light through an old window, the warm feel of a worn brass doorknob. We feel connected to those who came before us: their families, their accomplishments, the traces of their lives. In caring for these vintage spaces, we carry and share the rich, varied stories these buildings tell about our communities. 

HWF’s Tell Us Your Story index will be different from our historic plaque database, as well as the National Register listings. While those databases are invaluable, they capture small segments of our communities. Our goal is to create a more complete picture of the built history where we live and work in the three counties HWF serves, gathering details about ALL old structures.

What do you love about your home? What’s its story? Tell us by taking our survey!

Read below for some of our first stories:

Suzanne Stanley, Tell Us Your Story by Audrey Kane

Emily & Dan Happick, Tell Us Your Story by Audrey Kane