Historic Borst Home Museum to Host Open House May 21


The Historic Borst Home Museum at Fort Borst Park in Centralia will host an open house on Saturday, May 21, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The event will be titled “School Teachers (aka: Mercer Girls)” and will include living historians dressed in 1860s style clothing to portray what young women’s lives teaching in the Northwest would have been like during that era.

The event will include exhibits in the carriage house, one room schoolhouse, pioneer church and the house Joseph Borst built for his wife Mary.

The house was built from 1860 to 1862 near a military road and the Skookumchuck River. The museum is located “directly through the ball fields at the back side of the Borst Park.”