The building, erected in 1924, was designed with twenty-six rooms, with six bathrooms and four fireplaces. The Polsons lived in the mansion to 1965 when they left their Hoquiam home for Seattle. Widowed in 1968, Mrs. Polson donated the property to the city in 1976. It has been the Polson Museum ever since.
The beautifully-restored building you see represents over three decades of private donations and volunteer labor. Single-length, forty-foot floor boards remain visible to the side of our carpets. Each room features a 1942 photograph of the Polson family’s original decorations and possessions. Throughout are rich signs of family and community pride on Grays Harbor
Situated on nearly two acres of parkland, The Polson lies along the banks of the historic Hoquiam River. Extensive gardens, landscaping, and outdoor machinery displays complement the lovely mansion. You can explore our hillside trail, enjoy the Burton Ross Memorial Rose Garden, and enjoy meals on one of our two picnic tables.
The Museum’s replica of the Polson Logging Company blacksmith shop houses the Polson Logging Company’s original forge, anvil, and other historic logging tools….[visit website]