Our facilities have been the work of a “labor of love” over these past years, as we have restored the 1904 Reiman-Simmons House and Pioneer Church buildings, completed landscaping, added additional outbuildings, such as the Summer Kitchen and Tractor Barn. We most recently have built the new Community Heritage Barn, which provides an event venue, display of our new exhibit “Hope and Hard Work: The Story of Our Farms and Food”, houses our Research Room and Archive and contains a commercial kitchen and bathroom facilities.
The Reiman-Simmons House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Pioneer Church is listed on the Washington State Heritage Register.
The story of the family who built the Reiman-Simmons House is the story of many immigrants to America at the turn of the 20th century. When the Quincy Valley was opened to homesteading or railroad purchased land, many came seeking a better life. Early settlers included peoples from Germany, Russia and the east coast of the United States. Their descendants are joined by more recent arrivals from Japan, Mexico, Central & South America, India, Nepal and many other countries. This diverse population makes the Quincy Valley a melting pot of people on this sagebrush steppe.