Membership, Get Involved!
You are welcome to join us!
Friends of R House meet every third Thursday of January, April, July and October at the Rengstorff House at 7:00 pm.
Our doors are always open to folks wishing to get involved, or just get more information, or simply attend the meeting to find out what the latest projects and activities are. All are welcome, hope to see you at the next meeting!
Friends of "R" House
Before the Rengstorff House was restored in 1990, the Friends of "R" House worked for years to ensure the future of Mountain View's oldest house. In 1990, when a vote by City Council assured the house's restoration, the Friends formed a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing a continuing base of support for the Rengstorff House and its programs.
Friends of "R" House support the Rengstorff House through annual fundraising efforts. Some of the wonderful events that the Friends produce are the annual Victorian Holiday Party, Spring Teas, Period Fashion Show, Croquet Tournament and the Ice Cream Social. Funds are also raised through the sale of items such as our Christmas ornaments, Stationery, Video, and Perry Askam's CD of period music. Money raised is used for house improvements and furnishings purchases for the Rengstorff House.
Care to join in the fun?
If you are interested in joining Friends of "R" House, please download and print the membership form and tell us a bit about yourself. There are plenty of ways to join in the fun and help support this beautiful house. We look forward to hearing from you!
Rengstorff House and Garden Docents
You can recapture the romance of the early days when Mountain View was home to orchards and shipping ports. Experience life in the 19th Century by becoming a docent at Mountain View's oldest house. The Rengstorff House offers public tours and educational programs. Furnished in the style of the era, the House is also available to rent for your special occasions.
A variety of opportunities await you at the Rengstorff House. Volunteers are trained to become:
- House Docents greet guests, answer questions, provide general information, and lead guided tours which explore the early history of Mountain View.
- Garden Docents plant and maintain the gardens around the house and provide flower arrangements for the parlors.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Rengstorff House, call the Shoreline Administrative office at 650-903-6392.