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Private Contributions Sought to complete Work
Another phase in the restoration of the Brann Cabin to its homesteading period has been completed. Restoration expert David Rogers initially worked to stabilize of the 113 year old cabin. The SJC Parks goal is to create a safe and usable space of historical significance for interpretation of the homesteading period on San Juan Island. “A building longs to be used, otherwise it will die” Log building specialist David Rogers said, before he began the work. Much of the structural work was done with early 20th century tools and materials to insure the cabin remains true to its history.

Donors can make tax deductible contributions at any level, or can choose to sponsor a specific piece of the building. Items that can be sponsored range from interior and exterior finishing, landscaping, and interpretation . The Brann cabin is among just a handful of structures remaining from the homesteading period in the San Juan Islands and is believed to be the only homestead on San Juan Island in its original location on public land. It was placed on the Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places in 2007.

People wishing to make a donation can mail a check to the San Juan County Parks, 350 Court St #8, Friday Harbor, WA 98250; contact the San Juan County Park Office by phone at (360) 378-8420, or stop by the main park office or the San Juan County Park and pick up a donation envelope. The department's email address is parks@sanjuanco.com