In February 2011 at the annual awards dinner given by the California Park & Recreation Society, District IV, honoring Bay Area volunteers, one of our docents was honored. The citation reads, in part: "Gerry Weir is a longtime docent of the Rengstorff House as well as an early member of Friends of `R' House, a citizens group which fought to save the home and which now contributes toward the preservation an public knowledge of the home, its family and the history of the City.
During her tenure as a volunteer docent, Gerry has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to host public tours and has facilitated special events an physical enhancements to the house and grounds. We are proud to acknowledge her 2,500+ hours of service to the House." Her photo appears nearby. Two other Shoreline volunteers, Hazel Gibson and Vada Williams, were also honored at the ceremony.
In the spring of 2011 The City of Mountain View and the Friends of `R' House celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the restoration of the Rengstorff House. A Proclamation reads, in part,
left to right: Ginny Kaminski, president of the Friends of `R' House; Mayor Siegel; Tom Hardy, architect for the Rengstorff House restoration project.
The celebration featured collectibles, Victorian fashion, vintage cars,and entertainment. Over 40 antiques exhibitors, vintage car owners and living history enthusiasts participated. In addition, entertainment was provided throughout the day, with five performers, more than 20 fashion show participants, and approximately 50 staff and volunteers contributing their time.
Past News Items
- Windmill - The Awards
- The Landing and the Ledger
- Sail On! Sail On! The Hay Scow Happening
- Inherit the Wind
- Tank House