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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hovander Homestead Park is a striking example of carefully preserved history. The turn-of-the-century farmhouse, big red barn, outbuildings and two-mile-long riverbank evoke a simpler time from Whatcom County's past.

The 1903 house was the home of Hokan Hovander, a Swedish architect who brought his family to Whatcom County in 1896. Visitors have access to the various farm buildings, and can enjoy displays of antique farm implements and equipment. Picnic sites with tables, barbecues and a covered cooking shelter are available.

There are many Historic Buildings preserved in all regions of Washington.

Location: 5299 Nielsen Road, Ferndale Washington 98248 Telephone 360-384-3444

Other History nearby:
(Bellingham) American Museum of Radio and Electricity
(Bellingham) American Radio Museum
(Anacortes) Anacortes History Museum
(Bellingham) Antique Radio Museum
(Victoria) CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum
(Victoria) Craigdarroch Castle

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02/16 Coming to The Ferndale area
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
Berry Dairy Days Burlington WA June13-16 Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue WA June22-23 Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities.
Chief Seattle Days Suquamish WA August16-19 The Coastal Jam, a Pow Wow with competition dancing and drumming, a parade, Fun Runs, craft and food vendor booths, and the Chief Seatle Days Youth Royalty Pageant.