The United States is filled with treasures of every kind, from natural wonders to architectural inspirations; from scientific genius and discovery to institutions of great wisdom. But some of our greatest treasures are measured by the history they represent. The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum has the distinct honor to be a member of just such a collection of historic homes located all over the nation – over 60 homes in all! It is known as the Great American Treasures, a title that only scratches the surface of the elegance and local/regional historic importance that these houses represent. The stories they tell cannot be told anywhere else in the country, and they certainly cannot be told in the same manner that each of these historic homes bring to their landscape.
The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum is one of the oldest homes in the GAT House program, at 222 years young. Very few non-stone homes can survive as long as ours, which makes it a very special jewel in the GAT House crown. But that does not diminish the significance of any of the other homes in this program. Please click on the link provided to visit the Great American Treasures website to find an historic home near you or your friends and loved ones across the nation. Yes, historic homes need our financial support, but homes were meant to be visited, walked through, and appreciated. Your visit to a GAT House museum will allow some local docent the honor of telling their story, and isn’t that what we’re all about – telling our stories?
Please visit these grand old homes and let the caretakers know how much you appreciate what they are doing. I know it means the world to us here at the Ximenez-Fatio House when we hear such words of support and appreciation!
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