Mission, Goals, Facts and Figures
About Friends of McLean Park and House
The Friends of McLean Park and House is a 36 year old non profit organization whose purpose is to aid and assist the city of West Linn in the historic preservation of the house and grounds for the benefit of the community.
Activities the Friends carry out include caring for the house and grounds, sharing the history of the home and the memory of Doctor McLean’s significant contributions to the community, and facilitating use of the property for a variety of events, public and private, so the community can enjoy this amazing place.
Sources of Funds
The Friends raise funds for the house and grounds through private events, grants, an annual dinner & auction, donations, and membership dues.
2016 Financial Results
Grants Received $22,810
Ending Net Assets…
…porch project fund $7,144
…board designated $30,000
…available for 2017 $11,111
Preserving the historic house and grounds…
Repaired front portico, replacing structural beam holding the colonial pillars, caulk, seal, paint
Repaired second story balcony over kitchen nook
Expanded irrigation to include water-wise drip irrigation in front garden beds
Preserving historical records…
Cataloged hundreds of historical records, photographs, and news articles
Benefiting the community…
Facilitated over 50 public and private events, with over 2,000 visitors to McLean House
Replaced website with a fresh look, mobile friendly design, event registration and online donations
Networked with other organizations interested in local history, including the West Linn Historical Society and Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition