Our Woodbury Heritage Society owes a debt of gratitude for an astonishing group of community volunteers! Over two memorable weekends, multiple individuals and businesses came together to make our restoration project a huge success. Through the diligent work and devotion of our over 60 community volunteers, our goal to achieve restoration became reality.
Some of our volunteers knew very little about the Woodbury Heritage Society or the small white house on the corner of Radio Drive and Lake Road. But they all cared about working on a project that benefitted the countless school children, residents and visitors to our community that come to this marvelous historical site each year. Many local businesses committed to help this project succeed, including Sherwin Williams Paint of Woodbury, Bailey Nurseries, Home Depot, Starbucks, the City of Woodbury and Matt Johnson-Keller Williams Premier Realty. Food for both weekends was donated by Kowalski’s Markets, Lunds & Byerlys and Cub Foods.
Not only did the Heritage House, built in 1883, get restored to its former glory, we shared a great camaraderie, a sense of community and pride in our heritage. The restored house will continue to benefit the many in the future who come to visit this significant historical home in Woodbury.
Joyce Flynn is the vice president of the Woodbury Heritage Society. Find more at woodburyheritage.org.