Sumner's Ryan House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The-DuHawks
N 47° 12.199 W 122° 14.335
10T E 557641 N 5228039
Quick Description: The historic Ryan House is a beautiful example of 19th-century architecture.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 9/25/2007 3:42:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM2983
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MikeGolfJ3
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Long Description:
George Ryan was instrumental in establishing the town of Sumner and became its first mayor in 1891. The house's east wing is the original 1860s Kincaid/Seaman one-room cedar cabin; after the George Ryan bought the property in 1872, he enlarged the house in 1875 and added its main section in 1885 with wood from their own sawmill. In 1926, Ryan's heirs donated the house to the City to be used as Sumner’s Library until the library moved to its current location in 1979. The house is now home to the Sumner Historical Society while the grounds are part of the City of Sumner’s parks.

Location: 1228 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390

Fee: Donation (Suggested $1 Adult, $.25 Child)


Sumner Historical Society, Vicki Connor
253-299-5780 *

Mailing Address: PO Box 517, Sumner, WA 98390

The current collection/exhibits include Daffodil Festival memorabilia, photographs, family histories, quilts, clothing, tools. Limited research is available.

Hours of Operation:
Schedule Saturday & Sunday from 1 to 4 pm through August 26 Wednesday, September 5, 7-9 pm Wednesday, October 3, 7-9 pm Halloween Street of Screams (trick-or-treat on our front porch!) Wednesday, November 7, 7-9 pm Thanksgiving weekend, November 24 & 25 from 1 to 4 pm December 1 to 23 from 1 to 4 pm

Cost: 1.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Medium

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Street Address: Not listed

Food Court: Not Listed

Gift Shop: Not Listed

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