West Klickitat County Historical Society announces its second tour of historic homes "Second Time Around" on Saturday, July 30, between 1 and 5 p.m., in Bingen and White Salmon.
The tour will feature six homes and the White Salmon United Methodist Church, where refreshments will be served.
In Bingen the featured home, built in 1910, is the former Suksdorf and now the Trantow home. Mr. Trantow's plan is to open part of the second floor this year.
Featured in White Salmon are the former Jewett Farm Stone House now owned by Karen and Jon Madian. The former Heaman, Coe and now Dickey home that is situated at the edge of the bluff. Also, the circa 1910 mansion, built by the Lauterbaugh's and lovingly preserved by Margaret Walker, returns by popular request.
To the west of White Salmon is the home of the Winebarger family for fifty years, a gracious blend of the older and the newer. A special feature of Overlook, courtesy of Stuart Chapin, is its location -- its views and the garden areas.
The event is a $10 donation for the tour, or $15 for tour plus raffle that includes an overnight stay at the original historic home, circa 1860, Joslyn Bed & Breakfast.
Tickets are available at the door of the museum, 202 E Humboldt St., Bingen, Thursday thru Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by mail to P.O. Box 394, Bingen, Wash. 98605.
Tickets are also available in White Salmon at Mid Columbia Cleaners and Collage of the Gorge; Waucoma Books, in Hood River; and Klindts in The Dalles.
Sales will continue through tour day, July 30.
Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Gorge Heritage Museum, established in 1984.
The museum building will be open for tour-goers at 12:30 to pickup a location map, drop any raffle stubs and receive an admission stamp for entry into the featured homes.
For additional information call the museum 493-3228.