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Membership Drive

We need you more than ever!

We were able to do many, many good things at the Homestead and Orchard thanks to your support, contributions, and volunteering.  If we are to continue this good work, funding and volunteering must continue, as well.

In this uncertain time, it’s still unknown just what specific impact continued federal budget cuts will have on the work at the Orchard. We do know there will likely be a loss of time and/or resources available to the National Park Service this year, making our work all the more important.   The Buckner Orchard and Homestead need our support more than ever!

Memberships are one form of contributing funds to support our work at the Homestead and Orchard.

Your check, made out to the Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation (BHHF), should be mailed to PO Box 184, Manson, WA  98831.  As a renewal, we will have your information on file.   Please include your e-mail address, as this is how we receipt and communicate with members in a cost-effective manner.

Download and print the membership form found here, and mail to PO Box 184, Manson, WA  98831.  
Again, be sure to include your e-mail address.

Individual  –  $25.00
Business  –  $75.00
Benefactor  –  $250.00
Sustainer  –  $1,000.00
Family  –  $50.00
Patron  –  $100.00
Steward  –  $500.00

Another form of support for the Homestead and Orchard is a donation. Monetary donations may be for a specific purpose or as a non-specific donation to the Foundation.

Please join us today with whatever level of membership you choose and help us assure a productive and successful future for the Buckner Homestead.   Not sure how your contribution will be used?  Then, review our 2016 Financial Summary at the end of the Annual Report here.   All Foundation work and administration is entirely by volunteers.

2017 Events

Plan your year!

May 15th
Annual Meeting
7 PM @ the Reclamation District Office, Manson

June 15th
Orchard Work Party
8:30 AM, Buckner Orchard, Stehekin

July 15
Orchard Work Party
8:30 AM, Buckner Orchard, Stehekin

August 12
Square Dance at the Orchard
7 PM, Old Packing Shed, Stehekin

August 14
Summer Board Meeting
8 AM, Bakery Gazebo, Stehekin



Friday, October 6
Orchard Work Party
Buckner Orchard, 9 AM

Valley Music Program
Stehekin School, 7 PM

Saturday, October 7   Harvest Fest
Buckner Orchard, Stehekin
10 AM, picking and pressing
1 PM  potluck and music

Sunday, October 8   Poetry Night
7 PM, Bakery Cabin #1,

Harvest Fest 2014 – A Great Weekend!

Beautiful weather, a large apple crop, and lots of great folks,  music and food highlighted this year’s Harvest Fest!


Friday Orchard work party – 14 participants
Friday Night Stehekin Valley Music Program – 130 Attendees
Saturday Cider Pressing and Community Potluck  –  220+ Participants
Sunday Poetry Night – 17 readers and reciters


Friday Work Party – A very important part of what the Foundation does is to gather volunteers to help at the Orchard and Homestead.  Winterizing this organic orchard is critical to the longevity and health of the trees.  Controlling mice by removing grass and food, cleaning ditches, mowing and weed eating, along with setting up for the next day’s festivities are only some of the many activities completed.

Friday Evening  –   Banjo, piano ragtime, solos, duets. and quartets with music from the 40’s and 50’s as well as other lively offerings from Stehekin’s own Agnes on Fire band made for another enjoyable and entertaining evening.

Many thanks to all the musicians and singers, and especially to Mary Denmead, Mark Scherer, and Jo Reiter for their organization of this great event.

Saturday at the Orchard –  A bumper apple crop coupled with our largest attendance ever made for a day filled with lots of apples, lots of cider, lots of people, and lots of food and music.  We couldn’t ask for more!

The Orchard has never looked better!  The signature Common Delicious apples, along with the Rome Beauties, Winesaps, and Johnny’s were large, juicy, and numerous.

Chili with all the fixings, a fine selection of salads, and a multitude of yummy desserts rewarded the pickers, pressers, and watchers, while enjoying the music of Agnes on Fire, our versatile and talented band of local musicians.

Sunday Evening Poetry Night – Reading from favorites, many of them reflections of the Stehekin Valley and the mountains that surround it, as well as original writings from those present, this relaxing evening brought Harvest Fest 2014 to a quiet close.

Many thanks to the Wilfred and Kathy Woods Advisoy Trust and the Community Foundation of NCW for their support of Harvest Fest!

NEXT YEAR – Harvest Fest 2015 will be held October 9 – 11.