Friends of Marie Zimmermann is a 501(C)3 Incorporation formed in 1997 in Milford, PA to restore, in partnership with the National Park Service, The Marie Zimmermann House and Farm as a tribute to her artistic legacy, her personal character, and the natural beauty of the site. The location of the farm is in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area near the former village of Dingmans Ferry.
The ultimate goal of the restoration is "Marie Zimmermann Home and Farm" as a public venue with historical, artistic, and cultural dimensions by 2013, and National Historic Landmark Designation by 2014.
"This is ambitious, but doable."
... Bill Kiger, President
Restoration Activity 2012
MEMBERSHIPS ARE WELCOME
Sole purpose: provide governance to manage project.
NOTE: ANY MEMBERSHIP BEFORE MAY WILL BE GOOD UNTIL MAY 2013.
Volunteer Cadre forming to conduct Summer Weekend House Tours at Marie Zimmermann House in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Join us on Saturday, November 10th at 10AM at Marie Zimmermann House (DEWA) for scones and cider to learn how you can become part of a volunteer house tour cadre and be trained to present the history of Marie Zimmermann and her farm to the public. Northern and southern gates off 209 will be open from 9AM. All levels of participation are welcome
After a very successful MARIE ZIMMERMANN DAY (SATURDAY-JUNE 23), celebrating the100th Anniversary of the house and having its first two floors restored to be filled further with period pieces, Friends through the end of the year will concentrate on finishing the 3rd floor, begin rehabilitating the garage, expand the flower garden and continue delineation of the grounds.
Also, the Delaware Township - Dingmans Ferry Historical Society will begin to fill out its dedicated space in Miss Allen's Room on the 2nd floor with its displays.
Friends broader goal now is a Grand Opening for Public House Tours next June (2013) along with the start of an annual summer Artist In Residence Program.
We are happy to set up house tours for groups of 15 or less. Call 570-296-6753 for more information.
Visitors Directions to South Gate on Route 209
(from Milford) Route 209S 6mi., sharp right to South Gate entrance Just past mile marker 15 heading south from Milford, the south gate entrance to the Zimmermann property is on the right. You must park and walk1/2 mile to house.
(from Stroudsburg/Bushkill) Route 209N to left at PA739 Dingmans Turnpike intersection. (light at intersection) 2 miles to fork. Left at the fork to Gate.
"THE JEWELRY AND METALWORK OF MARIE ZIMMERMANN"
The American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation and Yale University Press, 384 Pages, over 500 photographs. Available on pre-order ($44.99) at AMAZON.COM.
The National Park Service