Inside and Outside the Picket Fence


Can you smell that wonderful smell? It’s fresh paint! The Stinson House, located on the grounds of the Quitman Arboretum, is getting a long-awaited makeover. Power washing, scraping, caulking, and painting are helping restore this beautiful structure. Many, many hours of fundraising and planning have gone into making this event a reality. Those of us who love this house, and the property on which it resides, are watching as the painter works his magic with his sprayer and brushes.

Do I sound like a proud parent? I guess that I, along with many of my friends and volunteers, have awaited this day for several years. We would like to thank the community that has supported the Friends of the Arboretum organization. This had not been an easy road for those who resolutely made sure this dream became a reality.

The House is smiling. The gardens are being restored from massive hog damage, and on we go to make this a destination for visitors for many years to come.

Come on out and join us. We volunteer our time every Wednesday morning. No experience is necessary, and the coffee is on.


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